Thursday, July 9, 2015
Mercyhurst University produced a conference-high 288 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2014-15 academic year. The number was part of a conference-record 2,691 students that earned scholar-athlete status from the league's 18 institutions.
Mercyhurst easily led the conference with 149 males earning scholar-athlete status while its 139 females ranked second in the league to West Chester's 160. Seton Hill was second in the league with 101 male scholar-athletes.
Forty-five percent of Mercyhurst's 641 student-athletes earned scholar-athlete status during the 2014-15 academic year. The Lakers' percentage ranked fourth in the conference while the 641 total student-athletes led the league.
In order to earn PSAC Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must have a 3.25 grade point average during their collegiate careers.