March 27, 2012
IRVING, Texas -
The University of Memphis athletics teams are winning on the fields and courts of play, and they are also producing great results in the classroom, as evidenced by the 2012 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll announced Tuesday.
The Tigers athletics department placed a school-record 218 student-athletes on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. Student-athletes named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
It is the sixth-consecutive year the number of Memphis C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll recipients has increased. Last year, the Tigers had 186 student-athletes earn the recognition.
Memphis had the third-most honorees among the league's institutions with 218 student-athletes receiving the Commissioner's distinction. Rice led all C-USA schools with 232 student-athletes, followed closely by UCF with 221. SMU was fourth with 208 honorees, and East Carolina was fifth with 195. In all, Conference USA had a league-record 2,433 student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Memphis had six squads with 20 or more members on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. The women's track and field and cross country squads combined for 30 honorees, while the men's track and field and cross country teams combined to place 22 student-athletes on the list. The Tigers women's soccer team had 27 of its 29 student-athletes earn recognition, and the baseball, football and men's soccer squads each had 24 on the honor roll.
The Tigers women's golf team had all eight of its members named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, and the women's tennis squad placed all seven players on the honor roll. The men's golf squad had nine of its 12 members earn honor roll distinction, while men's tennis placed eight of 11 members. The volleyball squad had nine of 11 players, and the rifle team had seven of nine members on the honor roll.
The complete list of Memphis honorees by sport is listed below:
Jonathan Van Eaton
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
John Luke Tyner
Dennis Kennetz, Jr.
Patrick Toh, Jr.
Cedric de Zutter
Men's Track and Field
Women's Track and Field