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Every so often, folks make comments that seem to suggest that Binghamton's academics are lacking. Figured this article was worth posting for the benefit of those folks.

http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=205496955

Binghamton University had the most student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll with 176 recipients. UMBC (150), University of Vermont (145), and University at Albany (139) followed. University of Maine (134), University of New Hampshire (132), Stony Brook University and Boston University (131) and University of Hartford (115) rounded out America East’s nine member institutions.

The Bearcats had the most athletes listed on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 94 student-athletes achieving a 3.50 GPA or higher.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Binghamton has posted the most America East Spring Honor Roll selections.

Perhaps the Patriot League picked the wrong BU?? ;)
 

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I think the whole basketball scandal ruined Binghamton's athletic academic reputation... But its impressive to see they have the most Honor Roll selections for so many years straight.

Honor roll selections can be misleading though. You can have plenty of terrible kids on one end and still have a great group of honor roll athletes on the other end
 

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Honor roll selections can be misleading though. You can have plenty of terrible kids on one end and still have a great group of honor roll athletes on the other end
Yes, but not in Bing's case. Our average GPAs have been in the top 1/2 of the league in all but 3 of the 11 seasons we've been in the league. In other words, our top student-athletes aren't hiding a ton of low performers. (if they were, then our averages would be lower.)

BIng in America East Academic Cup
2001-02 1st of 9 (3.05)
2002-03 1st of 9 (3.07)
2003-04 4th of 10 (3.02)
2004-05 6th of 10 (2.96)
2005-06 6th of 9 (2.97)
2006-07 3rd of 9 (3.06)
2007-08 5th of 9 (3.04)
2008-09 2nd of 9 (3.12)
2009-10 3rd of 9 (3.11)
2010-11 6th of 9 (3.10)
2011-12 4th of 9 (3.11)
 

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Not True you could easily have 20 - 25% of your athletes struggling (2.0) and if you have 30% of your athletes 3.5+ and the rest 3.0 you will do fine numerically.

3.0 in college isn't something to be excited about - especially when you have tutors and study halls provided and/or mandated.
 
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