The annual celebration recognized student-athletes who excelled this past year in the department's strategic objectives of education, competition and building community.
Several Saint Louis University athletic programs are hosting camps for youth this summer.
More than 130 gifts were made by Billiken alumni during the challenge.
The 38th annual Billiken Golf Classic will take place Monday, May 1, at Norwood Hills Country Club.
Billiken Athletics is seeking student-athletes to serve as mentors in its Peer Mentor Program. Applications are available now. The deadline to apply is March 30.
Members of the Commissioner's Honor Roll posted a GPA of 3.5 or better in the fall 2016 semester.
The Billiken mascot debuted at halftime and was greeted on the court by University President Fred Pestello, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Development Kent Porterfield, Ed.D., NCAA Faculty Representative Michael Ross, Ph.D., and Director of Athletics Chris May ó and by more than 260 student-athletes who were recognized on Academic Excellence Night.
New men's basketball coach Travis Ford and women's basketball coach Lisa Stone will speak at the banquet following the golf tournament.
The Billiken will be introduced at halftime of SLU's men's basketball game against UMass.
American Eagle Credit Union Foundation will donate $10 to a college fund for an underprivileged child in the St. Louis area for each made free throw from a Billiken player during conference play.
11 individuals and two teams comprise the 2017 Billiken Hall of Fame class. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, February 11, at the Busch Student Center.
This year's race will occur at halftime of the Billikens' 3:30 p.m. game against Saint Joseph's on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Chaifetz Arena.