by Ed Beach
Fifteen of Drury University’s nineteen sports that compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference earned a GEICO Team Academic All-GLVC award for their work in the classroom in 2019-20. The fifteen teams to win academic honors matches a department record set last year.
The GLVC recognizes each team from member institutions that have maintained a 3.30 grade point average for the academic year.
The highest team GPA among Drury squads was the women’s soccer team. That team posted a 3.75 grade point average while the second-best academic total, and the top mark among the men’s programs, was the Drury men’s cross country team. That squad had a GPA of 3.68.
Four of Drury’s teams had the best GPA in their sport. DU women’s soccer, men’s cross country, men’s track & field, and men’s basketball all had the highest grade point average in the league within their sport.
Drury’s GEICO Team Academic All-GLVC award winners this year included:
Women’s Soccer (3.75)
Men’s Cross Country (3.68)
Women’s Golf (3.64)
Men’s Tennis (3.63)
Men’s Track & Field (3.61)
Women’s Cross Country (3.59)
Men’s Basketball (3.56)
Women’s Tennis (3.56)
Women’s Basketball (3.55)
Women’s Track & Field (3.50)
Women’s Swimming & Diving (3.41)
Women’s Bowling (3.36)
Today’s announcement by the GLVC is the first in a series of academic awards the league will announce this week. Tuesday, the conference is expected to reveal their individual All-GLVC Academic honorees.