ST. LOUIS - The University of Northern Iowa football team had 31 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll, the league announced Friday. Kyle Bernard, Ben Boothby and Jarred Herring each earned the President's Council Academic Award, the MVFC's highest academic achievement.
The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2011 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. Also, 15 Panthers received the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters (freshmen are not eligible.)
In addition, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced its 2011-12 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2011), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall. UNI's 31 honorees are listed below.
PRESIDENT'S ACADEMIC AWARD - Kyle Bernard, Ben Boothby, Jarred Herring.
COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - Collin Albrecht, Ethan Bass, Kyle Bernard, Ben Boothby, Max Busher, Jordan Gacke, August Hadenfeldt, Jarred Herring, John Hubbard, Rick Maynard, Mackenzie O'Brien, Jack Rummells, Jarod Syndergaard, Ethan Tindall, Blake White.
HONOR ROLL - Collin Albrecht, Isaac Ales, Ethan Bass, Kyle Bernard, Jacob Boll, Ben Boothby, Connor Bravard, Max Busher, Alexander Carr, Steven Figueroa, Jordan Gacke, August Hadenfeldt, Kirk Harris, Jarred Herring, John Hubbard, David Johnson, Daniel Kruger, Ryan Mack, Andre Martin, Rick Maynard, Mackenzie O'Brien, Jacob Rathmacher, Jack Rummells, Garrett Scott, Tyler Sievertsen, Jarod Syndergaard, Ethan Tindall, Blake White, Blake Wilson, Taylor Wurth, Edwin Young.