Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Record Number of TTU Athletes Make Honor Roll

The Athletics Director’s Honor Roll for the 2010 Fall semester at Tennessee Tech has smashed the school record with an all-time high of 217 students who achieved grades of 3.0 or higher. The exclusive Gold Club, recognizing those students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, also hit a new high at 49 honorees.

"Our numbers seem to grow higher each semester, and that’s a tribute to our student-athletes, our coaches and our staff for making academics such a high priority,” said Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. “Everyone within the athletics department, as well as all throughout the campus community, can be extremely proud of the student-athletes at Tennessee Tech as they continue to set high standards in the classroom. They are students in the truest sense of the word.”

It marks the third consecutive semester that the Honor Roll has topped 200, and the total of 217 eclipsed the previous high of 2010 set in the 2009 Fall Semester. The 2010 Spring semester lists included 201 names. The Gold Club listing of 49 beat the previous record of 40, set in the 2007 Fall semester. The next highest Gold Club total was 37, coming in the 2007 Spring period.