(Kansas City, Mo.) - A total of 38 UMKC student athletes were honored as Summit League Winter/Spring Distinguished Scholars it was announced by the league today.
Leading the way for the Kangaroos was men's golf (seven), followed by women's golf (six), softball (six), women's track & field (six), women's basketball (five), men's track & field (four), men's tennis (two) and men's basketball (one) and women's tennis (one).
A total of 482 Summit League student-athletes from baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track & field were recognized as Distinguished Scholars.
In order to be named a Distinguished Scholar, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.60 grade-point average in the semester in which they compete and must use a year of athletic eligibility.
South Dakota had a league-high 65 student-athletes named Distinguished Scholars with South Dakota State close behind with 62 recipients. Separated by one selection for third was Southern Utah with 59 and Oakland with 58, while North Dakota State landed 48 honorees. Women's track & field led the way with 119 honorees, while men's track & field had 60, followed by women's basketball with 48 recipients and softball and women's swimming & diving with 45 each. Swimming & diving associate member Eastern Illinois placed 11 members to the Distinguished Scholars list.
The complete Summit League Winter/Spring Academic All-League selections will be released on Friday.