Six Rockets Named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes Following Spring Season

July 30, 2019 | Athletics, News
By Steve Easton

Six University of Toledo student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the spring season by the Mid-American Conference.

The awards were received following strong contributions in the field of competition and exemplary work in the classroom.

The Rocket women’s golf program led the way with two student-athletes recognized. Baseball, softball, men’s tennis and women’s tennis each landed one student-athlete on the list.

Seniors Pinyada Kuvanun (women’s golf) and Luke Vitosevic (men’s tennis) received the honor for a second time, while seniors Claire Aleck (women’s tennis), Kaitlyn Bergman (softball), Brad Boss (baseball) and Pimchanok Kawil (women’s golf) were honored for the first time.

The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is given to students who have excelled in athletics and academics. Following each season, any student-athlete with a 3.20 GPA and participation in at least 50 percent of the contests is automatically named to the Academic All-MAC Team for each sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

From the Academic All-MAC Teams, the league’s faculty athletic representatives select the best to be Distinguished Scholar Athletes. Only student-athletes holding a cumulative 3.50 GPA or higher are eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award. The number of Distinguished Scholar Athletes from each sport are equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 20 percent of the nominees, whichever is greater.

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