Kansas' Combined Spring Grade Point Average a New Record
|Swimming & Diving||3.27|
|Track & Field (M)||2.86|
|Track & Field (W)||3.29|
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LAWRENCE, Kansas – Talented and smart. More than half of Kansas’ 16 athletic teams advanced to NCAA Championship competition during the 2015-16 school year and more than half of all student-athletes posted a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher in the spring semester, lifting the cumulative GPA to a department-best 3.04 according to numbers released Wednesday.
Four entire Kansas squads advanced to the postseason, while six other teams were represented by one or more individuals on the NCAA’s grandest stage during the recently completed school year. While achieving peak performance in competition, Jayhawks also performed at their best in the classroom as 39 student-athletes posted perfect 4.0 GPAs. A total of 243 total student-athletes tallied a 3.0 or higher – a number representative of 55 percent of students on active rosters. The 3.04 GPA was an improvement from a combined 3.0 GPA from spring 2015.
For the second spring semester in a row, the Kansas soccer team led all sports with a team GPA of 3.53, which was a new team record. It was following closely by women’s golf (3.39) and volleyball (3.38).
Eight of Kansas’ 14 programs – cross country and track and field are combined for recording purposes – recorded GPA’s above the 3.0 mark, including men’s golf (3.33), rowing (3.12), swimming and diving (3.27), tennis (3.32), women’s track and field (3.29) and volleyball (3.38).
The favorable grades report follows other recent academic success for the department. A total of six Kansas Jayhawk teams recorded perfect single-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores during the 2014-15 school year to tie a departmental record. According to data released by the NCAA last fall, Kansas programs registered at least an 80 percent graduation success rate (GSR), with three contributing perfect scores, and the Jayhawks combined to post a combined 84.
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