MELBOURNE, Fla. (February 10, 2017) - A total of 532 student-athletes were named to the 2016 Fall Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced Friday, by Commissioner Ed Pasque.
Rollins College had the most student-athletes honored with 80 total. The Rollins men’s soccer team had 24 student-athletes, women’s soccer 20, men’s cross country four, women’s cross country 18, and volleyball 14.
Rollins men’s soccer as well as Rollins women’s cross country had the most student athletes named to the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll out of their respective sports.
This fall’s honor roll breaks the previous fall SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll record of 516 student-athletes. This is the fourth consecutive record breaking fall for the SSC Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the Fall SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, and volleyball were eligible for the Fall honor roll.
Having won 99 Division II National Championships since the league was founded in 1975, SSC’s student-athletes have proven to be successful in the classroom as well. The SSC boasts an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent for the sixth consecutive year. The mark ranks first among all 24 Division II conferences in the country.
Sunshine State Conference provisional members, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Palm Beach Atlantic University, had a combined 110 student-athletes who met the standard for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.