According to a press release from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, the school had a record number of its student-athletes honored on the 2019-20 Sooner Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. A total of 111 Aggies were recognized, who held a 3.0 grade-point average within the past academic year.
Former Sunray Ladycat Emilee Smith was recognized for golf. She was a sophomore at OPSU in 2019-20.
The SAC honored an all-time high total on the 2019-20 Commissioner's Honor Roll, with 1,388 student-athletes. The conference surpassed its previous year's number of 1,049, while honoring more than 1,000 student-athletes for the third consecutive year, according to the press release.
"I am proud of our student-athletes for achieving outstanding goals not only in their sports but more importantly in the classroom,” OPSU Director of Athletics Meghan Mulcahy stated. “All of our coaches instill in their athletes the importance of succeeding as students first and encourage them to perform to their fullest capacity every day, on the field and off. These accomplishments are a reflections of their eagerness to be winners both in the classroom, as well as on the fields of competition.”
OPSU had the fifth-best total from among the 17 full-time and affiliate SAC institutions. The press release stated Oklahoma City, Wayland Baptist and Texas Wesleyan held the top three slots. OPSU trailed, by a small margin, John Brown's University total of 115. Mid-America Christian, SAGU, Central Christian, USAO and Langston all trailed OPSU among the SAC’s full-time member schools, the press release noted.