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Bulldog Top 10 of 2015-16: No. 5 – Drake Athletics Receives Second Straight MVC All-Academic Award

first_imgBulldog Top 10 of 2015-16No. 10 – McCann Wins Drake Relays TitleNo. 9 – Women’s Golf Wins Creighton ClassicNo. 8 – Football Beats Rival DaytonNo. 7 – Newman Named MVC Pitcher Of The YearNo. 6 – Men’s Tennis Upset No. 26 OregonNo. 5 – Drake Wins Second Straight MVC All-Academic AwardPrint Friendly Version The 2015-16 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2016-17, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2015-16 throughout the month of July. More than 90 percent of Drake’s athletic teams that compete in the MVC achieved a 3.2 or higher GPA during the 2014-15 season with 77 percent of Drake’s student-athletes recording a 3.0 or better GPA during that span. Additionally, more than 13 percent of Bulldog student-athletes maintained a sterling 4.0 GPA for the academic year. Collectively, Drake’s MVC teams recorded a 3.42 GPA in 2014-2015. The following Bulldogs earned CoSIDA Academic All-America or All-District HonorsJohnson Named CoSIDA Academic All-AmericaHuston Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country TeamJohnson Selected CoSIDA Academic All-DistrictAbrahamson Named To CoSIDA Men’s Basketball Academic All-America TeamAbrahamson Named Academic All-DistrictColeman Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District TeamMen’s Soccer Has Five Student-Athletes Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District TeamNumerous Bulldogs were named to conference all-academic teams or honor societies as wellRowing Places 19 Student-Athletes On 2015-16 MAAC Honor RollRowing Places 14 Student-Athletes On 2016 MAAC Women’s Rowing All-Academic TeamTwo Softball Student-Athletes Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete AccoladesNine Bulldogs Named To NFF’s Hampshire SocietyGlennie Named To MVC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete TeamAnte, Herder and Johnson Named To MVC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete TeamWomen’s Basketball Trio Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete AccoladesTimmer Named MVC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the YearAcademic Honors Roll In For Cross CountryWomen’s Cross Country Earns Provost’s Award For Third-Consecutive SeasonFootball Has 66 Student-Athletes Named To PFL Academic Honor RollSix Bulldogs Selected To Academic All-PFL TeamsDulek And Inderski Named To MVC Scholar-Athlete TeamDrake Men’s Soccer Has Five Student-Athletes Named To MVC Scholar-Athlete First TeamDrake Women’s Soccer Places Three On MVC Scholar-Athlete First TeamThe following teams were honored by national organizations for their progress in the classroom, community and beyondThree Drake Athletic Teams Recognized By NCAAAcademic Honors Roll In For Cross CountryWomen’s Cross Country Earns Provost’s Award For Third-Consecutive Season2015 Softball Team Garners NFCA Academic HonorsWomen’s Soccer Recognized By NSCAAMen’s Soccer Recognized By NSCAA; Records Second-Best GPA Among Division I ProgramsWomen’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Ethics AwardVolleyball Collects Academic Team HonorsThe following student-athletes also earned an MVC best 26 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awardsSowa Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekMcCann And Huston Sweep MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week HonorsHuston Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week For the Fifth TimeFischer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekHuston Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week For the Fourth TimeIngle Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekHuston Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week For the Third TimeTimmer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week For The Fifth TimeHuston Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekDean And Timmer Sweep MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week AwardsWoodward Collects Men’s Basketball’s Sixth Consecutive MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week HonorAbrahamson Earns Men’s Basketball’s Fifth-Straight MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week HonorTimmer Collects Third Straight MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week HonorTimmer Earns Second Straight MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week HonorDrake Sweeps Weekly MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week AwardsAbrahamson Earns Two MVC HonorsGrunert Of Drake Men’s Soccer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekCiszewski Of Drake Men’s Soccer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekBulldogs Sweep Weekly MVC Scholar-Athlete HonorsHuston Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the WeekEnna Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The WeekLeMay Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week The No. 5 moment of 2015-16 comes from the all of Drake’s student-athletes on Feb. 17 when the Bulldogs were honored with the Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award for the second straight year. As an athletic department, Drake received the Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award for the second year in a row. The All-Academic Award is given to the school with the highest overall GPA in the MVC during the previous 2014-15 season. center_img Huston Named MVC Elite 18 Award Winner Kaitlyn Finneran Earns MVC Softball Elite 18 Award Glennie Named MVC Women’s Golf Elite 18 Award Winner Bell Named MVC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Elite 18 Award Winner Huston Earns Cross Country Elite 18 Award Check back on July 26 as the No. 4 moment of 2015-16 is unveiled. Drake student-athletes also earned a league-high five MVC Elite 18 awards and received a total of 273 academic honors from the MVC during the 2014-15 season.The 2015-16 season was equally successful for the Bulldogs. During the fall semester, 256 student-athletes were recognizied for achieving a 3.0 or higher grade point average during the fall semester, representing 69 percent of the student-athletes at Drake University. Additionally, all 18 of Drake’s teams recorded a 3.0 or higher GPA with those teams recording a cumulative 3.23 GPA in the fall semester.Individually, Bulldogs again captured a league best five Elite 18 awardslast_img

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