Wednesday, January 28, 2009

KU athletes set academic record


Kansas University’s student-athletes set an athletic department fall semester record with a combined 2.99 grade point average, it was announced Tuesday.

Ten of KU’s 16 teams posted better than a 3.0 grade point average last semester. KU’s women’s golf team led the way with a new team record 3.46 grade-point average.

The Jayhawk volleyball team posted a 3.35 grade-point average, while the swimming and diving team produced a 3.32 GPA. Other sports posting better than a combined 3.0 GPA were tennis (3.18), soccer (3.17), rowing (3.14), women’s track and field (3.11), softball (3.10), women’s basketball (3.04), and men’s golf (3.04).

Other team GPAs included men’s cross country (2.98), men’s track and field (2.97), women’s cross country (2.90O), baseball (2.85), spirit squad (2.84), men’s basketball (2.63) and football (2.62).

For the second straight semester 53 percent of KU’s student-athletes (282 total) were named to the athletic director’s Honor Roll by achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better. Thirty-nine student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA last fall.


FlaHawk 11 years, 8 months ago

As goood as these look, I suspect that they are second division in the Big XII. Would be nice to see some comparatives within Big XII.Would add depth and alalysis opprtunites for LJW writers rather that reporting stats.

kerbyd 11 years, 8 months ago

Great grammar and spelling for a comment about academics.

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