66 Hilltoppers earn C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, new program best

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New graduates wave their red towels after receiving their diplomas during the commencement ceremony for WKU’s University College and Potter College of Arts and Letters Saturday May 16, 2015, at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky.

Jake Moore, Sports Editor

WKU Athletics set a new program record on Thursday when Conference USA announced that 66 Hilltopper student-athletes had received the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, an honor that recognizes student-athletes that kept a 3.75 GPA or higher throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

Student-athletes from all 14 of WKU’s sport programs were recognized. The previous program record of honorees was 56, set back in 2015. 20% of WKU’s student-athletes received the honor. The mark was a 47% increase over the 2019-20 academic year.

208 WKU student-athletes had previously been named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll on Wednesday, an honor given to students who maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, another program-best. The full list of Academic Medal winners can be found here. 

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