September Student Spotlight

Posted on Oct 6, 2017 in Academic Excellence

September 2017 Student Spotlights Created in 2017, the Student Spotlight award is presented to a group of students that are excelling both in the classroom and on the field of play. The Morgan Academic Center would like to congratulate these students each month on their hard work, dedication, and success and thank them for their continued efforts throughout their journey as a Penn State student-athlete. In September 2017,  4 students on the...

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Championships and Academic Records Boost Nittany Lions to Superlative 2016-17

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 in Academic Excellence

Nittany Lions win NCAA Wrestling Championship and seven Big Ten titles, break numerous academic records to highlight another outstanding year July 19, 2017 2016-17 ICA Accomplishments  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; July 19, 2017 — Penn State student-athletes produced another superlative year in 2016-17, highlighted by several school-record achievements in the classroom and adding to the Nittany Lions’ impressive list of national and...

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Record-tying 299 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors in 2016-17

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Academic Excellence

School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports June 22, 2017  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- Penn State student-athletes have broken one school Academic All-Big Ten record in 2016-17 and tied the overall record high, set last year. A school record 145 Nittany Lion students from the spring/at-large sports boosted Penn State to 299 Academic All-Big Ten honorees in 2016-17, tying the mark set last year. The previous high among...

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Student-Athletes Continue to Surpass National Academic Averages

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Academic Excellence

Eighteen Teams With Perfect Academic Progress Rate in 2015-16 May 10, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Penn State student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and surpass Division I national averages, according to Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA reported that 18 Penn State teams earned perfect APR scores of 1,000 in 2015-16, up from 13 in last year’s...

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Record 114 Student-Athletes Approved to Graduate this Weekend

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Academic Excellence

Students from 30 Teams Scheduled to Receive Diplomas; Women’s Basketball Alumnus Lisa Salters Giving Bellisario College of Communications Commencement Address May 5, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– A school record 114 Penn State student-athletes are scheduled to graduate during Commencement exercises this weekend on the University Park campus. Nittany Lion students from 30 programs have been approved to receive their diplomas. The 114 Lions on the...

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Record 516 Penn State Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA During Superlative Fall Semester

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 in Academic Excellence

Feb. 23, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- For the fourth consecutive year, Penn State student-athletes have broken the school record for the number of students with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher during the fall semester. A record 516 Nittany Lion student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA during the 2015 fall semester, to break the mark of 500 high achievers set in 2014. The number of student-athletes posting at least a 3.0 GPA during the fall...

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