UT student-athletes earned 3.210 GPA last semester; football team records first 3.0 GPA

May 29, 2013 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren

University of Toledo student-athletes earned a grade point average of 3.210 in the 2013 spring semester. It is the second highest department GPA in school history and the ninth consecutive semester in which UT student-athletes earned a combined GPA of 3.1 or higher.

thumb-rocket-color-logoThe high mark of 3.266 was set in spring 2012.

Additionally, 13 of UT’s 15 sport programs earned team GPAs of 3.0 or above, and every sport had at least a 2.9 GPA.

Football recorded a team GPA of 3.027, the first time the Rocket football program has cracked the 3.0 GPA mark.

Individually, 29 student-athletes earned president’s list honors with a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 35 percent (121 of 345) earned a spot on the dean’s list by garnering at least a 3.50 GPA. Additionally, a record 71 percent of UT student-athletes achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better for the 2013 spring semester.

Women’s soccer had the highest team GPA at 3.667, the fifth time in the last seven semesters the soccer program has led all UT sports. Women’s volleyball (3.573) and women’s swimming (3.518) also had team GPAs above a 3.5. Men’s golf had the highest GPA for a men’s team with 3.406.

“This past semester was another outstanding one for our student-athletes in the classroom,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “It is a tremendous feat for our teams to earn a 3.2 grade point average for only the second time in school history. Additionally, we came extremely close to having all of our sports teams earn a 3.0 GPA, which would have been another first for our department.

“The academic achievements of our student-athletes continue to be a point of pride for our University,” he said. “Congratulations to our student-athletes, as well as the coaches, athletic department academic staff and University faculty members who support and nurture their pursuit of excellence.”

2013 Spring Semester Team GPAs 3.0+
Women’s Soccer 3.667
Women’s Volleyball 3.573
Women’s Swimming 3.518
Women’s Golf 3.450
Men’s Golf 3.406
Women’s Cross Country 3.324
Men’s Cross Country 3.316
Men’s Tennis 3.277
Softball 3.257
Women’s Basketball 3.196
Baseball 3.163
Women’s Track 3.057
Football 3.027

2013 Spring Semester President’s List 4.0 GPA
Ben Hammer, Baseball
Andrew Marra, Baseball
John Martillotta, Baseball
James Miglin, Baseball
Stephanie Recker, Women’s Basketball
Naama Shafir, Women’s Basketball
Megan Gaysunas, Women’s Cross Country
Richelle Gray, Women’s Cross Country
Elizabeth Lemon, Women’s Cross Country
Brooke Tullis, Women’s Cross Country
Jeremiah Detmer, Football
Alvin Fletcher, Football
David Pasquale, Football
Ben Pike, Football
Allison Schultz, Women’s Golf
Megan Blake, Women’s Soccer
Molly Cantwell, Women’s Soccer
Kirsten Catloth, Women’s Soccer
Isabella Echeverri, Women’s Soccer
Kristen Mattei, Women’s Soccer
Lani Ernst, Softball
Lindsey Tobias, Softball
Kristen Nunnelly, Women’s Swimming
Samantha Richart, Women’s Swimming
Jamie Schindler, Women’s Swimming
Dakota Harkins, Women’s Volleyball
Jordan Kielty, Women’s Volleyball
Becca Reidy, Women’s Volleyball
Jessica Phillips, Women’s Track

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