The 3.166 GPA also marked the fifth consecutive semester that UT student-athletes have earned a combined GPA of 3.1 or higher, and the 10th time in the last 12 semesters above a 3.0. Additionally, a record 13 of UT’s 15 sport programs had team GPAs of 3.0 or above, and every program had a team GPA of at least a 2.7.
Individually, 32 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPAs this past spring, while more than 35 percent (125 of 350) earned a spot on the dean’s list by garnering at least a 3.50 GPA. Additionally, a record 62.3 percent of UT student-athletes achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better for the 2011 spring semester, the 15th consecutive semester in which at least half of Rocket student-athletes earned a 3.0 or higher GPA.
“Our student-athletes continue to live up to a very high standard of academic achievement,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “To earn a combined 3.1 GPA for five consecutive semesters is truly a remarkable feat.
“The success of our student-athletes is a reflection of their hard work and dedication, as well as a credit to everyone involved with their academic success — our coaches, our academic staff and our University faculty members.”
For the third consecutive semester, women’s soccer led the way with a team GPA of 3.630, followed by women’s cross country with 3.552. Men’s golf had the highest GPA for a men’s team with 3.434.
2011 Spring Semester GPAs (3.0+)
Women’s Soccer 3.630
Women’s Cross Country 3.552
Women’s Volleyball 3.494
Women’s Swimming & Diving 3.492
Men’s Golf 3.434
Men’s Tennis 3.426
Women’s Tennis 3.229
Women’s Track & Field 3.213
Women’s Golf 3.090
Men’s Cross Country 3.090
Women’s Basketball 3.061