Bartley academic

MacArthur graduate Marcus Bartley is earning his MBA at Southern Illinois and was one of three Missouri Valley players to be named Academic All-District.

ST. LOUIS (WAND) -- Marcus Bartley might want to change his number to 4.

The Decatur native and current Southern Illinois Saluki graduated with his Bachelor's in exercise science this past May with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Then he began his MBA, with a similar result this past term: 4.0.

For his achievements, the MacArthur graduate earned CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District honors. It marks the second straight year he's been named to the list and last year he also earned Academic All-America status.

According to Southern Illinois sports information, Bartley is just the fifth Saluki to earn Academic All-America honors and the first since Bryan Mullins in 2009.