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VU’s Kuhn, Murphy, Spitz land NJCAA superior academic achievement honors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recent Vincennes University graduates Ariana Kuhn, Robert Murphy and Meredith Spitz were among the student-athletes on the list of 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners, which was released Wednesday from the NJCAA’s headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.
This year saw a record 1,936 student-athletes from 324 NJCAA-member colleges earn national academic honors.
A record 3.31 percent of individuals competing in NJCAA sports qualified for an academic award, which is only available to student-athletes who accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.
Below are the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards, with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor:
·    Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA
·    Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA
·    Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA
Kuhn, Murphy and Spitz landed Superior Academic Achievement Awards. Kuhn and Murphy competed for the VU Track & Field Teams. Murphy and Spitz ran cross country for the Trailblazers.
Coffeyville claimed the most accolades with 35 student-athletes gaining recognition.

About the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards:
Formerly known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors, the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards program has annually recognized the academic success of the association’s student-athletes since the program’s inception in 1983.

·    For a complete listing of the 2014-15 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award winners, visit:

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