BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Today it was announced that a record 245 Ohio Valley Conference student-athletes have earned the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the 2015-16 academic year.
The OVC Academic Medal of Honor is given annually to the student-athletes who achieve the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport. Every Academic Medal of Honor recipient for the 2015-16 academic year carried a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Of the 245 award winners, 29 were awarded Academic Medals of Honor for multiple sports (and counted just once in the final recipients list).
Eastern Illinois had the most selections with 37, while the sport of women's track and field was the sport with the most honorees league-wide (43).
The 245 recipients shattered the previous record of 212 honors from the 2012-13 academic year. Over the past five years, there have been 1,025 student-athletes earn the OVC Academic Medal of Honor.