Kansas University student-athletes recorded the third-highest grade-point average in department history, the school announced Friday, with a combined 3.01 GPA for the spring semester.
The women's golf team set a new KU 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 of KU's 15 teams posted a GPA of 3.0 or better.
The KU 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 were: swimming and diving (3.33), women's track and field (3.19), rowing (3.14), soccer (3.11) and men's golf (3.01).
Other team GPA's included the spirit squad (2.88), men's track and field (2.85), women's basketball (2.80), men's basketball (2.73) and baseball (2.69).
On the Athletic Director's Honor Roll, 55 percent of students on active rosters (277 total) achieved a 3.0 GPA or better. Of those 277 student-athletes, 35 posted a GPA of 4.0 or better.
Members of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll will be honored during halftime of a football game in 2010.