Ohio Senate honors student-athletes for academic achievement

October 5, 2016 | Athletics, News
By Paul Helgren

The Ohio Senate recently presented a proclamation honoring The University of Toledo Athletic Department for earning the 2015-16 Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award.

senate honors rocketsThe award is presented annually to the conference institution that achieves the highest overall institutional GPA for student-athletes competing in institutionally sponsored sports for the academic year.

The proclamation was signed by Sen. Keith Faber, president of the Ohio Senate, and Sen. Edna Brown of the 11th Senatorial District.

It reads, in part, “On behalf of the members of the Senate of the 131st General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to pay tribute to The University of Toledo on being presented with the 2015-16 Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award… This accomplishment is a justifiable source of pride and an excellent reflection not only on the University itself, but also on its faculty, staff and students and on the greater Toledo community.”

For the past academic year, UT’s 377 student-athletes posted a school-record grade point average of 3.235. It is the second year in a row and the fourth time in the last five years that the Rockets have won the award.

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