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135 Pilots Named to WCC Honor Roll

University of Portland student-athletes were once again recognized for academic excellence as 135 Pilots were named to the 11th annual West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. Student-athletes possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the 2011-12 academic school year were honored.

"It is great to see so many of our student-athletes recognized for outstanding academic work," said Director of Athletics Scott Leykam, who officially began his Portland tenure on July 1 after spending the last four years at the West Coast Conference. "The time commitment, dedication and passion to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics while also maintaining excellent academic standing is inspiring. Our student services staff deserves special recognition and should be proud, as should our coaches, faculty and supporters." 

2011-12 WCC Honor Roll

Last year, 935 student-athletes garnered honors in the 2010-11 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll. For the fourth consecutive year, the record has been broken as 1,093 student-athletes from the league's nine institutions were honored for possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

"I would like to congratulate the more than one thousand student-athletes who earned their place on this year's West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "Our member institutions are committed to assisting their student-athletes in reaching their highest potential, and breaking the record for number of student-athletes awarded this honor for the fourth year in a row is a testament to that dedication." 

Only grades earned at WCC institutions may be used in calculating the grade point average for this award. To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must meet the following requirements:

(1). Individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year.
(2). The cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be based on a 4.0 scale.
(3). The individuals must have successfully completed an average of at least 12 graded credit hours (non pass-fail hours) per term.
The conference recognizes those on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll in three separate categories:
4.00-3.75 - Gold Honors
3.74-3.50 - Silver Honors
3.49-3.00 - Bronze Honors

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

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