On Wednesday, the Ohio Valley Conference honored 25 Murray State student-athletes with the OVC Academic Medal of Honor for the 2016-17 academic year.
The OVC Academic Medal of Honor is given annually to the student-athletes who achieves the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport. Every Academic Medal of Honor recipient for the 2016-17 academic year carried a perfect 4.0 GPA.
A total of 221 student-athletes received the honor Wednesday, the second-most in a single academic year in the history of the award. Over the past five years, there have been 1,060 student-athletes earn the OVC Academic Medal of Honor.
Later this week, the league will announce the recipients of the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Academic Achievement Award and the Team Academic Achievement Awards next week.
2016-17 OVC Medal of Honor
Murray State Honorees
Cross Country (Men)
Amber Van Duyse
Track and Field
by Kevin DeVries