Archive for Tuesday, June 19, 2007

KU athletes set record for grades: 3.02 GPA

Football squad sets its own mark with 2.69 GPA

June 19, 2007


KU sports teams enjoy excellent Spring academic semester

The Spring academic semester was a good one for University of Kansas sports teams with 61% of players making the AD Honor Roll. Enlarge video

A total of 247 student-athletes, representing 61 percent of Kansas University student-athletes, earned spots on the Athletics Directors' Honor Roll with grade-point averages of 3.0 or better during the spring semester, KU officials announced Monday.

In all, 36 achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs.

The student-athletes combined for a 3.02 GPA, a KU athletics record, led by women's golf (3.44), volleyball (3.40) and rowing, which set a team record with a 3.33. Nine squads sported GPAs higher than 3.0, with tennis (3.25), swimming and diving (3.21), soccer (3.23), women's track and field (3.17), softball (3.14) and men's golf (3.10) joining women's golf, volleyball and rowing. Football also set its all-time record with a 2.69 GPA.KU men's basketball had a 2.73 GPA and women's basketball 2.87.

Beginning with the spring 2007 term, the KU spirit squad has been added to the honor roll. The squad earned a cumulative GPA of 3.08, and 36 members were named to the honor roll, including six members who earned a 4.0.


Jayhawktriplegrad 10 years, 8 months ago

Why would Spirit Squad GPA's count toward athletics department overal GPA's?

Crispian Paul 10 years, 8 months ago

He he he.....Most of these kids are, y'know, communications or phys ed majors.....two of the most notoriously easy majors.

Crispian Paul 10 years, 8 months ago

Suppose if you set your sights low, it's easy to exceed expectations.

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