Rockets Achieve Best Academic Year in School History

May 18, 2023 | Athletics, News, UToday, Advancement, Alumni
By Paul Helgren

The University of Toledo student-athletes earned a record grade point average of 3.472 in the 2023 spring semester, Vice President and Director of Athletics Bryan B. Blair announced Wednesday.

Coming off a previous record GPA of 3.401 in 2022 fall semester, Rocket student-athletes have now achieved the best academic year in school history.

The Toledo Women's Swimming Team react during a match.

Toledo’s Women’s Swimming and Diving had the highest team GPA this spring, 3.754, followed closely by Softball, 3.749, Women’s Golf, 3.748, and Men’s Golf, 3.734.

Toledo student-athletes have set a new GPA record in each of the past six semesters, and have earned a semester GPA of 3.3 or higher in nine consecutive semesters.

Women’s Swimming and Diving (3.754) had the highest team GPA this spring, followed closely by Softball (3.749), Women’s Golf (3.748) and Men’s Golf (3.734).

Football (3.202) and Men’s Tennis (3.679) both set records for the highest GPAs in their program’s history.

Other highlights from this past semester include:

•  A record 77 student-athletes (21.0%) earned President’s List honors with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

•  A record 212 student-athletes (58.0%) earned a spot on the Dean’s List by garnering at least a 3.50 GPA.

•  295 out of 365 (80.8%) total student-athletes made the Honor Roll by securing a 3.00 GPA or higher, which is the highest percentage in school history to crack the 3.0 mark.

Graphic with 3.472 in large type

“Wow! Words can’t express how proud I am of our student-athletes’ academic performance this year,” Blair said. “Our student-athletes make it clear that you don’t have to choose between your academic pursuits and your athletic dreams at The University of Toledo. As Rockets, you can be champions on the field and in the classroom. To set the record with a 3.472 department grade point average in the same year in which we won six Mid-American Conference championships is nothing short of amazing.

“I would also like to applaud the outstanding support provided by our Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) staff, our University faculty, staff, coaches and parents who support the achievements of our student-athletes in the classroom. It is truly a team effort.”

“Congratulations to all of our student-athletes on an outstanding semester,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Support Services Tony Belt.  “There are a lot of people who play an essential role in the academic success of our student-athletes, and semesters like this speak volumes to their support. To the SASS staff, coaches, campus partners, donors and specifically 1923 Society members: Thank you for your hard work and contributions that directly impact our student-athletes and their holistic development.”


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