Rockets win MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award

September 10, 2012 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo has been named the winner of the 2011-12 Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award.

For the academic year, UT’s 351 student-athletes posted an overall athletic grade point average of 3.171.

It is the first time that the Rockets have won the award.

“We are very proud that our student-athletes won the MAC Institutional Academic Award for 2011-12,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “This is a great honor and a true indicator of the dedication and effort of our student-athletes in the classroom. This honor is also shared by the coaches, classroom instructors and Rocket academic staff that work so hard in mentoring and nurturing our student-athletes.”

The MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award is presented annually to the conference school that achieves the highest overall institutional GPA for student-athletes competing in institutionally sponsored sports for the academic year.

This is just the latest academic honor for the Rockets. Last spring, UT student-athletes set an all-time high with a collective GPA of 3.266. The UT men’s program also won the MAC Faculty Athletic Representative Award for highest GPA in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.

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