USI leads OVC in academics in 2022-23


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles stood out in the Ohio Valley Conference during 2022-23, earning the league’s Institutional Achievement Award. The honor is presented to the institution with the greatest percentage of eligible student athletes that earn a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) or higher for an academic year.

“I’m really proud of the academic achievements of our student athletes in our first year in Division I,” said USI Associate Vice President & Director of Athletics Jon Mark Hall. “With all the changes going on, they continued to succeed in the classroom.

“Congratulations to our student-athletes, coaches, administrative academic support staff, and faculty at USI,” concluded Hall.

Three Eagle programs also won OVC Team Academic Achievement Awards, which are presented annually in each conference-sponsored sport member institution’s team with the greatest percentage of its eligible student athletes who achieved a 3.25 GPA or higher. USI had the top programs in women’s cross country and track & field, while men’s basketball tied Morehead State University for the top spot.

USI’s three team awards tied for third among OVC, following Eastern Illinois University and MSU, with four honors each.

The 2022-23 team honorees are:

Baseball: Eastern Illinois
Men’s Basketball: Morehead State, USI
Women’s Basketball: Eastern Illinois
Beach Volleyball: Morehead State
Men’s Cross Country: Little Rock
Women’s Cross Country: USI
Football: Lindenwood
Men’s Golf: SIUE
Women’s Golf: Tennessee Tech
Ri?e: Morehead State
Women’s Soccer: Southeast Missouri
Softball: Eastern Illinois
Men’s Tennis: Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech
Women’s Tennis: Eastern Illinois, Southeast Missouri
Men’s Track and Field: Southeast Missouri
Women’s Track and Field: USI
Women’s Volleyball: Morehead State