Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2001

Kansas athletes post 2.86 GPA, tying school record

June 7, 2001

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Seven Kansas University athletics teams posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better during the spring semester.

Overall, the athletes' combined grade point average was 2.86, which ties for the highest departmental average for the athletic department since academic records have been kept.

During the spring semester, 205 athletes were named Jayhawk Scholars after recording a 3.0 GPA or higher. In addition, 33 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 average, including football player Brandon Wier, who has recorded seven straight 4.0 grade points.

KU's women's golf team led the overall team GPA with a 3.41, marking the all-time high team GPA for the KU athletics department. Other teams that recorded a 3.0 GPA or higher include rowing (3.17), softball (3.10), soccer (3.27), women's swimming and diving (3.11), men's tennis (3.07), and women's track and field (3.22).

The women's track team has recorded a combined 3.0 or better grade point average in 16 of the last 17 semesters dating back to the spring of 1994.

In addition, five KU teams women's golf, softball, rowing, men's tennis and women's track each recorded back-to-back semesters of a combined 3.0 GPA.

KU's men's basketball team recorded a 2.54 GPA and the football team 2.48. Other sports: Women's basketball 2.8, baseball 2.45, men's golf 2.83, men's swimming 2.96, women's tennis 2.63, men's track 2.79, volleyball 2.81.

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