Athletic and Academic Success October 26, 2015

The News Magazine of HCU

Six NCAA postseason appearances.

Ten Southland Conference (SLC) Tournament showings.

Two SLC Tournament championships.

HBU had a phenomenal 2014-15 season on the field, but even more impressive was the work the student-athletes did in the classroom.

“The 2014-15 academic year was a very good one for Husky Athletics, with two of our teams winning conference championships and one, women’s basketball, playing for a conference championship on national TV,” said Director of Athletics Steve Moniaci. “Many of our other athletes won all-conference honors or achieved individual titles in their respective sports.

“What often goes unnoticed, however, is how strong our athletes are academically,” continued Moniaci. “We all want to win, but more importantly we want to see our athletes do well in their studies and then graduate. These academic honors speak to both the level of athlete we are bringing to HBU and to the amount of hard work they are putting into their schoolwork when they are here. It also speaks to the dedication of our faculty, who work very closely with our coaches to ensure that all of our student- athletes have the opportunity to succeed both athletically and academically during their time here at HBU.”

  • In October, HBU led all SLC schools in the Graduation Success Rate released by the NCAA with a score of 87 from the 2006-12 time period. Six programs registered perfect 100 scores: men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, volleyball, and softball.


  • At the conclusion of the 2014 fall semester, HBU placed 73 student- athletes on the SLC Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll, 36 more than the previous year.


  • And 22 student-athletes were named Academic All-SLC, which is voted on by the league head coaches and blends athletic and academic success.

“We take great pride in all of our HBU student-athletes, and what they continue to accomplish in both their venues of competition, and in their classrooms,” stated Moniaci.

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