University of Kansas Student-Athletes Set Records in the Classroom

Jan. 18, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas student-athletes recorded their best academic performance for a Fall semester in department history during Fall 2004, Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins announced Tuesday.

KU student-athletes boasted a 2.91 grade-point average (GPA), highest ever for a Fall semester. Two hundred and twenty four Jayhawks were named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 or better GPA); that number represents 52 percent of KU’s student-athletes. Twenty-nine of the honorees recorded a perfect 4.0.

Three teams achieved team-record GPA’s last semester, including women’s track and field (3.36), men’s basketball (2.88) and baseball (2.83).

“We are extremely proud of the work our student-athletes have done in the classroom,” Perkins said. “These accomplishments are a credit not only to them, but also to the support they receive from our faculty and our Student Support staff.”

The women’s cross country team led all teams by achieving a 3.43 GPA.

Fall 2004 Grade Summary:

Baseball – 2.83 (New team record)

M. Basketball – 2.88 (New team record)

W. Basketball – 2.73

Football – 2.43

M. Golf – 3.10

W. Golf – 2.96

Rowing – 3.18

Softball – 2.51

Soccer – 3.16

Swimming/Diving – 3.16

Tennis – 3.23

M. Track & Field – 3.01

M. Cross Country – 3.21

W. Track & Field – 3.36 (New team record)

W. Cross Country – 3.43 (Highest team GPA for Fall 04)

Volleyball – 3.02