University of Kansas Student-Athletes Set Third-Highest GPA in Department History

June 11, 2010


University of Kansas student-athletes recorded the third-highest grade-point average in department history with a combined 3.01 GPA for the spring 2010 semester, Kansas Athletics announced this week.

The women’s golf team set a Kansas Athletics record grade-point average of 3.62, while the softball and football teams recorded new team bests of 3.35 and 2.75 respectively. Nine teams posted a 3.0 or better.

The Jayhawk tennis team produced its second-highest grade-point average in history with a 3.48, while the volleyball team recorded a 3.46. Other sports posting a 3.0 or better: swimming and diving (3.33), women’s track and field (3.19), rowing (3.14), soccer (3.11) and men’s golf (3.01).

Two hundred seventy seven student-athletes (55 percent of students on active rosters) earned spots on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll by achieving a 3.0 GPA or better, including 35 who posted a 4.0 or better.

KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins praised the “very special student-athletes who represent our program and the University of Kansas. They expend tremendous amounts of time and energy to compete athletically at the highest level, and yet find the time to study and donate their time to many worthwhile causes. We are extremely proud of their efforts. We also owe thanks to the talented and dedicated members of the KU faculty and to our outstanding athletics academic support staff.”

Members of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll will be honored during halftime of a football game in 2010.

Student-Athlete Grade Summary

Spring 2010

Team GPA’s

Baseball 2.69

Men’s Basketball 2.73

Women’s Basketball 2.80

Football 2.75 *New Team record

Men’s Golf 3.01

Women’s Golf 3.62 *New Kansas Athletics record

Rowing 3.14

Softball 3.35 *New Team record

Soccer 3.11

Swimming & Diving 3.33

Tennis 3.48

Men’s Track & Field 2.85

Women’s Track & Field 3.19

Volleyball 3.46

Spirit Squad 2.88

All Sports Combined 3.01 *3rd Highest in department history

Athletics Director’s Honor Roll

4.00 = 35

3.00-3.99 = 242

Total = 277 (55% Students on active rosters)