Nearly 100 Student-Athletes Honored By Academy For Academic Excellence

Nearly 100 Student-Athletes Honored By Academy For Academic Excellence

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (May 10, 2016) – On Monday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy community gathered in the Ackerman Auditorium to honor the Midshipmen that attained Gold and Silver Stars and Sea Year Honor Ribbons for their excellence in academics during the second term of 2015-16. At the event, which is managed by the Academic Center for Excellence and LCDR Paul Acquaro, nearly 100 USMMA student-athletes were honored for their hard work in the classrooms.

"Congratulations to our Midshipman-Athletes who have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievement," said first-year Athletic Director Mo White. "Their commitment to athletic and academic excellence is a testament to their hard work and dedication and they are truly scholar-athletes!"

Gold Stars are awarded to students that obtained a GPA over 3.50 with no course failures in the term, while Silver Stars are awarded to students that obtain a GPA between 3.25-3.49 with no course failures during the term.

Sea Year Scholastic Ribbons
First Sailing Period: A Midshipman shall be awarded a Scholastic Honor Ribbon for outstanding performance in the First Sea Period as the following conditions are fully met: Honor Ribbon: A QPA of at least 3.25 up to and including 3.49 for the first sea year, no failing grades, and above average (3.0) on Shipboard Performance Evaluations, which have been entered in to PD&CS Shipboard Data Base at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades; Honor Ribbon with Bronze Star: A QPA of at least 3.50 for the first sea year, no failing grades, and above average (3.0) Shipboard Performance Evaluations, which have been entered in to PD&CS Shipboard Data Base at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades.

Second Sailing Period: A Midshipman shall be awarded a Scholastic Honor Ribbon for outstanding performance in the Second Sea Period as the following conditions are fully met: Honor Ribbon: A QPA of at least 3.25 up to and including 3.49 for the first time, during the second sea year, no failing grades, and above average (3.0) on Shipboard Performance Evaluations, all of which have been entered in to PD&CS Shipboard Data Base at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades; Honor Ribbon with Bronze Star: A QPA of at least 3.50 up to and including 3.49 for the second sea year, no failing grades, and above average (3.0) on Shipboard Performance Evaluations, all of which have been entered in to PD&CS Shipboard Data Base at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades. Honor Ribbon with Silver Star: A QPA of at least 3.25 for the second sea year period, no failing grades, and above average (3.0 or better) on Shipboard Performance Evaluations, all of which Evaluations have been entered in to PD&CS Shipboard Data Base at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades, and earned any Honor Ribbon during first sea period. Honor Ribbon with Gold Star: A QPA of at least 3.50 for the second sea year period, no failing grades, and above average (3.0 or better) on Shipboard Performance Evaluations, all of which Evaluations have been entered in to PD&CS Shipboard Data Base at the time of the initial posting of Sea Project grades, and earned Honor Ribbon with Bronze Star during first sea period.

For the entire list of the Gold and Silver Star and Sea Year Ribbon recipients, click here.

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