312 Husker Athletes Receive Academic Honors

312 Husker Athletes Receive Academic Honors
The Husker Spirit Squad will now be able to perform basic stunting and tumbling routines beginning with the 2019 season. RYAN SODERLIN/THE WORLD-HERALD

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department honored some of its best and brightest student-athletes Sunday evening during the annual A Night at the Lied ceremony. The event highlights stellar performances in competition, the classroom and the community throughout the last year and features the announcement of the 2018-19 Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year and other annual team and individual accomplishments.

Anton Stephenson (Men’s Gymnastics) and Mikaela Foecke (Volleyball) won the most coveted awards at the 29th annual event, as they were selected as the 2018-19 Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year, respectively, by a vote of the faculty members of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee.

Overall, a total of 312 Huskers earned academic medallions at A Night at the Lied. Gold medallions (103) were presented to those for highest academic honors (3.75-4.00 grade-point average). Silver medallions (68) were awarded to those for high honors (3.50-3.749 GPA), while bronze medallions (141) were presented to student-athletes with honors (3.00-3.499 GPA).

 

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