UT student-athletes earned a combined grade point average of 3.235 in the 2018 spring semester, Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced today.
It is the seventh consecutive semester in which UT student-athletes have earned a semester GPA above 3.2, and the 19th straight semester of at least a 3.1 GPA.
“Our athletic teams are made up of student-athletes who are very serious about their education. We are proud of their consistent level of academic excellence,” O’Brien said. “For our entire department to attain a 3.2 GPA for each of the past seven semesters is an achievement worth celebrating.
“We would also like to give recognition to all the dedicated people who support their efforts — our Student-Athlete Academic Services staff, our faculty and our coaches.
“Congratulations as well to Head Coach Linh Nguyen and our women’s cross country program for recording the highest GPA among our teams last semester.”
This past semester, 61 Rockets earned the right to participate in the spring commencement ceremony at the Glass Bowl May 5.
“The Student-Athlete Academic Services staff continues to be impressed with the academic success of our student-athletes,” said Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Ericka Lavender. “We are proud to know that they can compete at the highest level academically in addition to their athletic commitments every semester.”
The women’s cross country team set the pace with a team GPA of 3.675, just edging out women’s golf (3.673).