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Tulsa Earns Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award

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July 23, 2012

IRVING, Texas - The University of Tulsa has earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award for the first time since joining the league, announced Commissioner Britton Banowsky.

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The Institutional Excellence Award is given to the C-USA institution with the highest grade point average during the 2011-12 academic year for all student-athletes in conference-sponsored sports. Tulsa student-athletes combined for an annual GPA of 3.121, ending Rice's six-year run as the Institutional Excellence recipient. All Rice, Memphis and UTEP student-athletes also combined for a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest GPA for the 2011-12 academic year. Memphis produced five different teams with the highest GPA for their respective sports, including the men's golf team that also won the 2012 C-USA Championship. The Southern Miss women's cross country squad posted the highest annual GPA of any sport at 3.82.

Six teams were repeat winners from a season ago. The following is a list of all the Sports Academic award honorees:

Sport - Recipient (*repeat winner) - GPA
Baseball - *Memphis - 3.225
Men's Basketball - *Rice - 3.166
Women's Basketball - East Carolina - 3.381
Men's Cross Country - *Memphis - 3.736
Women's Cross Country - Southern Miss - 3.820
Football - UCF - 2.686
Men's Golf - *Memphis - 3.402
Women's Golf - **Memphis - 3.711
Women's Rowing - Tulsa - 3.343
Men's Soccer - # South Carolina - 3.411
Women's Soccer - *Marshall - 3.479
Softball - Houston - 3.500
Women's Swimming - East Carolina - 3.573
Men's Tennis - Rice - 3.496
Women's Tennis - Memphis - 3.614
Men's Track and Field - Tulsa - 3.410
Women's Track and Field - Rice - 3.382
Volleyball - Southern Miss - 3.595

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