KU Student-Athletes Tie GPA Record for Fall 2009 Semester

Jan. 19, 2010


University of Kansas student-athletes tied an all-time high for a Fall term last semester with a combined 2.99 grade-point average.

Women’s golf led all teams with a 3.43 GPA, heading the list of eight teams that finished with GPAs that surpassed 3.0. Women’s cross-country finished just behind golf at 3.42, followed by women’s track and field with a 3.28 and volleyball at 3.27.

Two hundred seventy four student-athletes, or 53 percent of active rosters, earned spots on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll by earning GPAs of at least 3.0. Thirty-four of them achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs.

Football earned a 2.73 GPA, the highest for that sport since record-keeping began in 1986.

“These student-athletes show remarkable determination,” KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins said. “It takes a special person to match athletic intensity with determination in the classroom. These grades are a credit to them, their professors and to our outstanding student-athlete support staff. We’re very proud of all of them.”

The members of the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll will be recognized at halftime of Wednesday’s men’s basketball game versus Baylor.

Student-Athlete Grade Summary

Fall 2009

Team GPA’s

Baseball 2.75
Men’s Basketball 2.95
Women’s Basketball 2.82
Football 2.73 *Team record
Men’s Golf 2.95
Women’s Golf 3.43
Rowing 3.10
Softball 3.22
Soccer 2.93
Swimming & Diving 3.03
Tennis 3.26
Men’s Track & Field 2.97
Men’s Cross Country 2.92
Women’s Track & Field 3.28
Women’s Cross Country 3.42
Volleyball 3.27
Spirit Squad 2.93

All Sports Combined 2.99 * Ties all-time record for a Fall term

Athletics Director’s Honor Roll

4.00 = 34
3.00-3.99 = 240
Total = 274 (53% Students on active rosters)