BLOOMSBURG — A school-record total of 208 Bloomsburg University student-athletes have been recognized as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2019-20 academic year the league announced this week. The 208 Huskies join a PSAC-record 3,762 student-athletes from the league’s 18 institutions being named to the list.
The 3,762 scholar-athlete total marks 50% of the student-athlete population across the conference. Both of those numbers shatter previous records of 3,117 and 43%, respectively, set one year ago. The league has now registered at least a 30% rate for 12 straight years. The total number of honorees has increased each year since the 2006-07 academic year.
Bloomsburg’s 208 student-athletes easily surpasses the school’s previous high of 164 established last academic year and was tied for seventh-highest among the 18 league institutions.
In order to earn PSAC Scholar-Athlete recognition, each student-athlete must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.25 throughout the year.
The women’s soccer and women’s cross country/track & field teams led Bloomsburg with 20 individuals being named to the scholar-athlete list. Field hockey and women’s lacrosse were right behind with 17 and 16, respectively, while volleyball (14), women’s basketball (10), and women’s swimming (10) also reached double figures among women’s sports. On the men’s side, football and men’s soccer led the way with 16 scholar-athletes apiece. Men’s swimming (13), baseball (11), and men’s cross country/track & field (11) also finished in double digits.