Cole Newsome earns academic award

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Cole Newsome

YOUNGSTOWN — Cole Newsome of Huber Heights, was one of 34 Youngstown State University football players named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2016-17 season.

To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade-point average for a specified term (fall 2016), must have been a member of the football team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall.

In addition to the Honor Roll selections, YSU had 14 student-athletes receive the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award: Joe Alessi, Armand Dellovade, Ryan Emans, Kyle Hegedus, Avery Larkin, Nathan Mays, Connor McFadden, Anthony Parente, Curtis Parks, Mark Schuler, Solomon Warfield, Hunter Wells, James Wilson and Jacob Wood.

A total of 149 student-athletes received the league’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.

Wood received the President’s Council Award, which requires a minimum 3.5 GPA, participation in athletics for a minimum of two years and the student-athlete being within 18 hours of graduation.

Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that offers nearly 13,000 students more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching, scholarship and public service. As a major educational and economic development resource in the region, YSU is known for its focus on academic research and creative programs that transform its students into successful professionals, scholars and leaders. Located in the heart of the Tech Belt between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, YSU provides opportunities for students to actively participate with accomplished faculty, often in one-on-one settings, on advanced research and creative collaborations. The beautiful 145-acre campus includes high-tech classrooms, state-of-the-art labs and performance facilities, a variety of on-campus housing options and recreational facilities among the best in the nation.

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