Flyers Have Most Named To Honor Roll For 22nd Time In 24 Years
ST. LOUIS — Thanks in part to a league-high 79 University of Dayton football players recognized, the Pioneer Football League has announced that 576 of its student-athletes have been named to the 2016 PFL Academic Honor Roll ever.
It is 10th consecutive year, and the 22nd time in the 24-year history of the PFL that Dayton had the most team members on the honor roll. UD’s 79 honorees this year is second only to last year’s PFL-record 81. The Flyers previously had set records of 76 in 2014, 74 in 2012 and 72 in 2011 (UD also had 72 in 2013).
Three of the 11 league schools had 50 or more players honored. Following UD were Butler (75) and Marist (52).
The honor roll, established as a way for the league to recognize its outstanding student-athletes, consists of student-athletes that posted a 3.0 grade point average or better during the fall semester.
Dayton enjoyed yet another strong season, finishing 9-2 overall with a seven-game win streak to end the season. UD also finished second in the Pioneer Football League with a 7-1 record. This is the second year in a row that the Flyers earned a 7-1 record in the PFL, and as a whole have acquired a 27-7 record over the three two seasons.
PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS