Special to The Sun
Central Oklahoma had 132 student-athletes recognized by the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association for their performance in competition and the classroom it was announced by the league office.
Those 132 student-athletes were listed on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll, which requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 with at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms.
UCO had 13 student-athletes earn the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award, which is given to those who have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and earned All-MIAA honors in their respective sport. If competing in a sport with an MIAA championship, the student-athlete must have earned All-Region/All-District honors in a team sport or qualify for the national meet in an individual sport.
The Bronchos had three members of the national championship softball team on that list in Kaylee Brunson, Kacie Edwards and Nicole Workman, while football also had three representatives in Sam Moses, Tyler Newton and Adrian Nelson.
Also earning the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award honor were Jordan Hutchison of soccer, Tate Hardaker of volleyball, Laura Klingert and Antonella Rossini of tennis, Michaela Stam of rowing and Taylor Neidy and Aly Seng of golf.
Rossini and Jordan Ward of women’s basketball were on the MIAA Academic Excellence Award, which is awarded to those student-athletes with a 4.0 cumulative GPA.
Nearly 2,500 student-athletes from around the MIAA were honored with selection to one of the three academic awards.