MSU student-athletes have a facility that helps the numbers they earn in the classroom match or exceed the stats they rack up on the field or the court.
The EAGLE (Eagle Athletics Guided Learning and Enhancement) Center is where MSU student-athletes go for help with academics, eligibility and a place to relax. Adjacent to Jayne Stadium, the EAGLE Center is open 49 hours a week over six days (closed Saturdays). The 7,000-square-foot building includes space for computer labs, learning labs, a study area and staff for academic assistance. There is also Wi-Fi, 30 computers and seating for 110 people. Study and life skills workshops are offered throughout each semester.
Each MSU student is assigned an academic advisor to ensure they maintain the necessary pace for graduation and register for the appropriate classes. The EAGLE Center provides increased academic support to student-athletes, as well as tailored advice on eligibility and structuring class schedules in a way that doesn’t interfere with athletic practices and contests.
The results speak for themselves. Morehead State has claimed an Ohio Valley Conference-record 12 Academic Achievement banners. The award is given to the league member with the highest percentage of student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. MSU student-athletes recorded a 3.13 cumulative GPA during the Fall 2017 semester. There were 10 programs that posted better than a 3.0 GPA and 39 individuals registered a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, 66 student-athletes registered between a 3.50-3.99 GPA. The figures encompass more than 250 athletes who competed in NCAA-sponsored sports during the fall semester.