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Athletes take top honors

Jill Hutchison presents Ashley Rosch with the Jill Hutchison Female Athlete of the Year award.

Jill Hutchison presents Ashley Rosch with the Jill Hutchison Female Athlete of the Year award.

The success of student-athletes during the 2015-2016 academic year was celebrated during the annual academic excellence awards ceremony sponsored by State Farm. The Reggies event was held last fall.

Top winners of the evening were Ashley Rosch and Ryan Rutherford, volleyball and cross country respectively. Rosch was named Jill Hutchison Female Athlete of the Year, with Rutherford capturing the Milt Weisbecker Male Athlete of the Year honors.

Illinois State student-athletes overall posted a combined GPA of 3.15 during the fall of 2015, as 294 student-athletes made the AFNI Honor Roll. They turned in a record-breaking 3.23 GPA during the spring of 2016, with 295 on the honor roll.

In addition to classroom success, student-athletes completed more than 2,500 hours of community service during the 2015-16 academic year.

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