Kansas Teams Achieve Second-Highest GPA in 20 Years; Football Sets Team Record
June 8, 2006
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas football team set a team record with a 2.67 grade-point average in the spring 2006 semester, according to statistics released Thursday by Kansas Athletics.
“Through the hard work of our players, coaches, academic support staff and esteemed faculty, our team is reaching new levels of success in the classroom,” Head Coach Mark Mangino said. “The priority for our football players at KU is academic success.”
A total of 205 student-athletes — 51 percent of students-athletes on active rosters — posted a 3.0 GPA or higher to qualify for the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll. Forty of those achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Kansas teams achieved a collective 2.93 GPA, the second-highest average in the 20 years of keeping such records at Kansas. Seven teams, led by swimming and diving’s 3.39, recorded GPA’s of 3.0 or better. The other six include women’s golf (3.35), men’s golf (3.31), volleyball (3.28), rowing (3.14), soccer (3.09) and tennis (3.06).
“Our strategic plan includes a greater commitment to student-support services,” Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins said. “That commitment, combined with hard work on the part of our student-athletes, is producing impressive results. These results are also the reflection of a dedicated faculty that is committed to helping student-athletes achieve outstanding success in the classroom.”