CLEVELAND - Western Michigan University men’s athletics have been named the winners of the 2012-13 Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Academic Achievement Award.  The Broncos have won the award for the second consecutive academic year and for the fourth time in the last six years.  The FAR Awards are designed to recognize the conference institution with the overall highest grade point average (GPA) rank by gender.

The conference FAR’s worked with the Athletic Academic Advisors to compute an award that best represents the academic achievement of student-athletes in a competitive setting.  Using the same ranking method as the long-time Reese and Jacoby trophies (traditionally awarded to the best overall male and female athletic programs in the MAC), the FAR Awards are given to those institutions male and female programs with the highest overall GPA rank points within the conference.  Only MAC sponsored sports are used.

Western Michigan had the highest GPA rank average in 2012-13 as the Broncos men carried the highest league GPA in three MAC sponsored sports (men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s tennis) in 2012-13. 

Men’s Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Achievement Award

2012-13  Western Michigan University

2011-12  Western Michigan University

2010-11  University of Toledo

2009-10  University of Toledo

2008-09  Western Michigan University

2007-08  Western Michigan University