LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The Bucknell football team smashed a program record by placing 46 student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced Friday. That total represents about 54 percent of the team's roster, and it bettered the program's previous high-water mark of 35 set last season. In fact, this is the fourth year in a row that the football team has broken its own record for Honor Roll recipients.

The 46 honorees was also the most in the Patriot League this year. Georgetown was next with 33.

To qualify for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must achieve at least a 3.20 grade-point average during the semester in which his/her team competes.

Leading the way for the Bison this fall were senior quarterback Alexander Romango and sophomore punter/kicker Alex Pechin, who were two of the four league players to earn a perfect 4.0 GPA. Also making the list were junior wideout Jack Horan and junor tight end Andrew Podbielski, who were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and the Academic All-Patriot League Team in the fall. Another Honor Roll member, senior offensive lineman Cary Hess, was a semifinalist for the 2016 Campbell Trophy, awarded to the top scholar-athlete in college football.

In all, it was a strong semester academically for the Bison football team, which combined for a 3.23 team GPA.

Following is a list of Bucknell's 46 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll members: