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

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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Ninety Student-Athletes Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Academic Excellence

July 18, 2018 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- Led by 13 students who earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages this past year, 90 Penn State student-athletes have garnered Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards for the 2017-18 academic year. The 90 honorees are Penn State’s second-highest total over the 10 years of the program. The 13 Nittany Lion students earning a 4.0 GPA this past year is an increase of four from the...

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March Student Spotlight

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in Academic Excellence

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 March 2018,  1 student from the Men’s Lacrosse team.    ...

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