More than half of the 279 student-athletes at Missouri Western State University achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the fall 2013 and will be honored at halftime of the basketball games against Southwest Baptist at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18. The athletic department as a whole achieved a GPA of 2.99 last semester, the highest average on record at Missouri Western.

A total of 166 student-athletes were named to the President’s Honor Roll (with a semester cumulative GPA of 4.0), Dean’s Honor Roll (3.5 GPA) or Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA).

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Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit