Mid-American Conference honors UT men’s sports for highest GPA rank

August 19, 2010 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren



thumb-rocket-color-logoThe University of Toledo men have been named the winners of the 2009-10 Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Achievement Awards, which recognize the conference institution with the overall highest grade point average rank by gender.

The conference faculty athletics representatives worked with the athletic academic advisers to compute an award that best represents the academic achievement of student-athletes in a competitive setting.

Using the same ranking method as the longtime Reese and Jacoby trophies (traditionally awarded to the best overall male and female athletic programs in the MAC), the Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Achievement Awards are given to an institution’s male and female programs with the highest overall GPA rank points within the conference. Only MAC-sponsored sports are used.

Using this formula, Toledo had the highest GPA rank average in 2009-10 with 8.41667 points. The actual combined GPA for UT’s male student-athletes was 2.90. The highest team GPA of any men’s team at UT was 3.426 by the men’s tennis team.

“We want to extend our congratulations to all our men’s sports for this outstanding academic achievement,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “The Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Achievement Award is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes, as well as the coaches, administrators and faculty who support them.”