Record-Breaking 663 student-athletes named to Fall 2021 Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll

Monday, February 28, 2022
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the third time in Pioneer Football League history, it named more than 600 student-athletes to its annual academic honor roll. The league recognized a record-breaking 663 student-athletes to the Fall 2021 PFL Academic Honor Roll.

A complete listing of all student-athletes named to the honor roll, listed alphabetically by member school, is attached to this release.

The 663 student-athletes recognized broke the previous record of 634 set during the Spring 2021 season. It also was the first time in league history the league’s membership averaged more than 60 student-athletes recognized among the league’s membership, with the 10 teams averaging 63.4 student-athletes recognized.

Three PFL members set individual records for student-athletes recognized: Davidson (68), Marist (68), and Valparaiso (60). In addition, the University of Dayton led all league members with 70 student-athletes recognized, one of eight programs to have 60-plus individuals named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

Pioneer Football League athletic director and coaches established the honor roll in 2001 as a way to recognize the league’s outstanding student-athletes. To date, the league has recognized more than 9,500 student-athletes on the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

The PFL Academic Honor Roll consists of student-athletes who participated in football at member institutions during the semester of competition and posted a 3.0 grade-point average or higher during the semester while enrolled full-time in accordance with NCAA rules.