Student-athletes earn record 3.266 GPA spring semester

May 30, 2012 | News, UToday
By Paul Helgren

UT student-athletes earned a record grade point average of 3.266 in spring semester, shattering the previous high mark of 3.167 set in fall 2011.

It is the fourth time in the last five semesters that UT student-athletes have broken the GPA record, but none of the previous increases were as dramatic as last semester.

The 3.266 GPA also marked the seventh consecutive semester that UT student-athletes have earned a combined GPA of 3.1 or higher, and the 12th time in the last 14 semesters above a 3.0.

Additionally, 14 of UT’s 15 sport programs had team GPAs of 3.0 or above, and every program had a team GPA of at least 2.9. It is the first time in school history that 14 varsity sports registered a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Individually, 26 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPAs, while nearly 41 percent (133 of 327) earned a spot on the dean’s list by garnering at least a 3.50 GPA. And a record 70.9 percent of UT student-athletes achieved a 3.0 grade point average or better for spring semester, the 17th consecutive semester in which at least half of Rocket student-athletes earned a 3.0+ GPA.

“The academic performance of our student-athletes has been truly outstanding in recent years, but this past semester’s in grade point average represents a new level of achievement in the classroom,” UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said. “When you consider that seven out every 10 Rocket student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA last semester, and four out of 10 earned a 3.5, well, I think that is just remarkable.

“I think it also says a lot that all of our teams are excelling academically. This isn’t a situation where some sports are doing well and others are just getting by. We are excelling across the board. I think everyone who is associated with The University of Toledo — whether you’re an employee, an alumnus or a community supporter — should be proud of the achievement of these young women and men.

“As always, I also want to commend our student-athletes, as well as the coaches, athletic department academic staff and University faculty members whose dedication plays a big role in their success,” he said.

Women’s volleyball had the highest team GPA for the second consecutive semester at 3.641, just beating out women’s soccer at 3.622.

Men’s tennis had the highest GPA for a men’s team with 3.446

2012 Spring Semester GPAs 3.0+
Women’s Volleyball 3.641

Women’s Soccer 3.622

Women’s Swimming & Diving 3.557

Women’s Cross Country 3.539

Women’s Tennis 3.458

Men’s Tennis 3.446

Softball 3.361

Women’s Track & Field 3.296

Women’s Basketball 3.263

Baseball 3.176

Men’s Cross Country 3.155

Women’s Golf 3.059

Men’s Golf 3.059

Men’s Basketball 3.011

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