A celebration of academic excellence by Penn State student-athletes

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Academic Excellence, Home Page

The continued tradition of excellence in the classroom by Penn State student-athletes was celebrated at the 3rd annual Penn State Athletics Academic Celebration. The impressive number of Academic All-Americans and Academic All-Big Ten student-athletes at Penn State are proudly displayed in the main lobby of the Morgan Academic Center. The mission of the Morgan Academic Center is to o provide nationally recognized support services to all...

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Total of 33 Student-Athletes Graduating This Weekend

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 in Academic Excellence

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Thirty-three Penn State student-athletes are scheduled to graduate during Commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 15 on the University Park campus. Student-athletes representing 12 Penn State squads are on the approved to graduate list. The football team has 14 student-athletes on the approved to graduate list to lead the Penn State programs. Men’s fencing, field hockey, football, women’s golf,...

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Nearly 100 Nittany Lions Earn Fall Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Academic Excellence

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Nearly 100 student-athletes from Penn State’s seven fall programs have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition. The Nittany Lions’ 94 fall honorees rank third-highest since 1991-92, Penn State’s first year of competition in some Big Ten sports. Women’s soccer student-athlete Kerry Abello and football student-athlete Blake Gillikin own perfect 4.0 grade-point averages. Women’s soccer’s...

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Student-Athletes Deliver Record-Tying 90 Percent Graduation Rate

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Academic Excellence, Home Page

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— Penn State student-athletes continue to graduate well above their peers nationwide, delivering a second consecutive record-tying academic performance, according to data announced by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA’s annual graduation rates study of institutions across the nation revealed Penn State student-athletes at the University Park campus earned a Graduation Success Rate...

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STATE of Excellence Week to Celebrate Student-Athlete Achievements

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Academic Excellence

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; November 5, 2018 – Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics will highlight the varied and numerous achievements by its 800 student-athletes during the third annual STATE of Excellence Week, set for November 6-10. The Nittany Lions will celebrate student-athlete success through events and social media. The week will culminate with 2017-18 team and individual champions being recognized at the Wisconsin football game in Beaver...

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Student-Athletes Approved for Summer Graduation Cap Record-setting Academic Year

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Academic Excellence

Aug. 9, 2018 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— Penn State will conclude the 2017-18 academic calendar with summer commencement ceremonies on Saturday in the Bryce Jordan Center. A total of seven Nittany Lion student-athletes have been approved to receive their diplomas this weekend, boosting Penn State Athletics to 145 graduates during the 2017-18 academic year. Penn State student-athletes from football, men’s hockey, women’s hockey,...

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