The University of Toledo has been named the recipient of the 2015-16 Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award, the conference office announced today.
For the past academic year, UT’s 377 student-athletes posted a school-record grade point average of 3.235. It is the second year in a row and the fourth time in the last five years that the Rockets have won the award.
“Establishing the record for highest grade point average in school history and earning the MAC Institutional Academic Award is a wonderful achievement by our student-athletes,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “I’m especially proud of the tradition of academic excellence that we have established at The University of Toledo. Earning the MAC Institutional Academic Award for the fourth time in the last five years is an indication of the consistent effort and determination of our student-athletes to excel in the classroom. This honor is also shared by the coaches, classroom instructors and the Student Athletic Academic Services staff who all work so hard in mentoring and nurturing our student-athletes.”
The MAC Institutional Academic Achievement Award is presented annually to the conference school that achieves the highest overall college GPA for student-athletes competing in institutionally sponsored sports for the academic year.
UT also received the award in 2014-15, 2012-13 and 2011-12.
Last week, the Mid-American Conference recognized Toledo with the Faculty Athletics Representative Men’s Academic Achievement Award. These honors recognize the conference institution with the highest overall grade point average for both men’s and women’s student-athletes. It was the third time the UT men won the award and the first time since 2010-11.