Penguins Have Strong Showing On MVFC Academic Team

Ray Anderson
Ray Anderson

The Youngstown State football team had 59 student-athletes named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Honor Roll while 17 received the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, the league announced on Friday.

The Penguins had 17 student-athletes receive the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award while 59 were named to the Honor Roll. 

To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2020), must have been a member of the football team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall. More than 500 student-athletes earned Honor Roll recognition. A total of192 student-athletes received the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters (freshmen are not eligible.)

COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - Joe Alessi, Ray Anderson, Casey Baker, Dan Becker, Josh Burgett, Alec Burzynski, Nick DeSalvo, Ryan Emans, Vinnie Gentile, Kyle Hegedus, Derek Hite, Griffin Hoak, Rahmiere Knight, Myles McHaney, Samuel St. Surin, Christian Turner, James Wilson

HONOR ROLL - Joe Alessi, Nate Alessi, Ray Anderson, D'Marco Augustin, Casey Baker, Dan Becker, Mike Belcik, Jake Benio, Matt Blanchard, Bryce Boyd, Kristof Bryndum, Josh Burgett, Alec Burzynski, Shereif Bynum, Jack Cappabianca, C.J. Charleston, Dontae Cilenti, Jake Coates, Antoine Cook, Joe Craycraft, Nick DeSalvo, Ryan Emans, Aaron Ervin, Brandon Finamore, Marcus Finley, Vinnie Gentile, Grant Gonya, Kyle Goodbee, Kyle Gregg, Kyle Hedegus, Derek Hite, Griffin Hoak, Alex Howard, Griffin Howell, Troy Jakubec, Miles Joiner, Matt Jones, Chris Julian, Rahmiere Knight, Andres Lehrmann, Nathan Mays, Mike McAllister, Colt McFadden, Myles McHaney, Cash Mitchell, John Murphy, Dean Palumbo, Ma'lik Richmond, Gianni Rizzo, Austin Romanchak, Dre Rushton, Samuel St. Surin, Jordan Trowers, Christian Turner, Mark Waid, Jaison Williams, James Wilson, Dylan Wudke, Jacob Zinni