BOWLING GREEN WOMEN WIN FACULTY ATHLETIC REPRESENTATIVES AWARD
For Immediate Release—Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University women have been named the winners of the 2011-12 Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Academic Achievement Awards. Bowling Green has won this award in three of the last four consecutive years. The FAR Awards are designed to recognize the conference institution with the overall highest grade point average (GPA) rank by gender.
The conference FAR’s worked with the Athletic Academic Advisors to compute an award that best represents the academic achievement of student-athletes in a competitive setting. Using the same ranking method as the long-time Reese and Jacoby trophies (traditionally awarded to the best overall male and female athletic programs in the MAC), the FAR Awards are given to those institutions male and female programs with the highest overall GPA rank points within the conference. Only MAC sponsored sports are used.
Female student-athletes at Bowling Green had the highest GPA rank average in the MAC with a score of 9.15. The Falcons women carried the highest league GPA in one MAC sponsored sport (women’s basketball) and ranked second in two MAC sponsored sports (softball and women’s tennis) in 2011-12.
Women’s Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Achievement Award
2011-12 Bowling Green State University
2010-11 Central Michigan University
2009-10 Bowling Green State University
2008-09 Bowling Green State University
2007-08 Central Michigan University