April 16, 2010
For the third consecutive year, Rice student-athletes have increased their number of recipients of the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, which is presented each spring by C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky to student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.
Rice produced 45 of the 420 C-USA student-athletes honored by the conference. The Owls had 35 honorees last year, 24 in 2008 and 26 in 2007
Memphis had the most academic medal winners for the second year in a row with 49, followed closely by Marshall (48), Tulsa (47) and Rice (45) and East Carolina (41). Rounding out the honorees were SMU (34), Southern Miss (29), UCF (28), UAB (27), UTEP (26), Tulane (19) and Houston (13).
Rice 009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalists