University of Toledo student-athletes earned a combined grade point average of 3.249 in the 2016 spring semester, the third highest department semester GPA in school history.
The GPA mark trailed only GPAs of 3.258 in the 2015 spring semester and 3.266 in spring 2012. It is also the 15th consecutive semester in which UT student-athletes earned a combined GPA of 3.1 or higher.
“Once again, our student-athletes had a terrific semester in the classroom,” Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said. “Their consistent academic success is due in large part to the type of student-athletes that we recruit to attend our University. But like many things in the world of college athletics, that success is a team effort. We have a great support network of coaches, our Student-Athlete Academic Services staff and University faculty members that help our student-athletes reach their academic goals.”
Individually, a record 49 student-athletes earned President’s List honors with a perfect 4.0 GPA, while more than 42 percent (155 of 364) earned a spot on the Dean’s List by garnering at least a 3.50 GPA, and 71 percent (260 of 364) achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better for the 2016 spring semester.
Fifteen of UT’s 16 varsity sports teams had combined GPAs of at least 3.0. Men’s golf set the all-time UT record for team GPA with a 3.759 mark, breaking the record of 3.714 set by the women’s golf team last semester. Women’s tennis (3.630), women’s golf (3.611), women’s soccer (3.582), women’s swimming (3.549) and women’s volleyball (3.534) also were above 3.5 as a team this spring.
“Our golf teams deserve special recognition for setting a very high bar in the classroom this past school year,” O’Brien said. “Congratulations to Head Coach Jamie Broce and the men’s golf team for an incredible semester. A 3.759 GPA is a fantastic achievement.”