Friday, June 26, 2009

KU releases GPAs for spring semester


Eleven Kansas University athletics teams posted grade-point averages of 3.0 or better, leading KU student-athletes to an overall GPA of 2.95 during the 2009 spring semester, KU athletic department officials announced Thursday.

In all, 247 athletes, or 51 percent of all KU athletes, earned spots on the athletic director’s Honor Roll by achieving a 3.0 or better. Thirty eight of those achieved a perfect 4.0.

Volleyball led the way this spring with a 3.32 team GPA, followed by swimming and diving at 3.28 and women’s golf at 3.22. Men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and the spirit squad also achieved GPA’s of 3.0 or better.

Here are GPAs for spring 2009. Baseball (2.62), men’s basketball (3.00), women’s basketball (3.01), football (2.53), men’s golf (3.13), women’s golf (3.22), rowing (3.18), soccer (3.06), softball (3.17), swimming/diving (3.28), tennis (3.04), men’s track (2.93), women’s track (2.98), volleyball (3.32), spirit squad (3.01), total GPA (2.95).


jaybate 10 years, 11 months ago

Even with all the tutors and persons helping them write papers, and tailored classes, a 3.0 average GPA is pretty darned good for guys who practice and travel as much as these guys do.

Jonathan Andrews 10 years, 11 months ago

If jaybate doesn't have anything negative to say, you KNOW it's good news! :p

(We tease you because we care, jb)

Keep up the excellent work, Jayhawks!

Joe Joseph 10 years, 11 months ago

If I had someone else writing my papers and taking my tests I could have gotten a 3.0 gpa as well. Kidding!!! J-O-K-E!

Tony Bandle 10 years, 11 months ago're confused with Chase Laurie, the famous non-Mizzou scholar from the West Coast!!!

I would be curious as to a list of the majors of the players. I think it would surprise some people that these kids aren't in it just for basket weaving or pyhs.ed.

Matt K. as an architectural student. Umbelievable....been there, done that and there is absolutely no shortcuts on the road to a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Kansas!!!

Martin Shupert 10 years, 11 months ago

I tutored a few basketball players as a T.A. at K.U. for a few years. I admired how hard they had to work. Tutors cannot cram the information in their heads while they sit back and enjoy their day. The guys had to learn the material between practices and trips. It only gave them someone to prompt them to discuss the material. Actually, having a tutor increases their work load and takes more of their time away from them. Their grade point average should not be scoffed at and dismissed so easily. Try surviving a Self practice or a Big Twelve game on the road and see if you are ready for that next exam. Geesh!!!

Martin Rosenblum 10 years, 11 months ago

Who knew volleyballers didn't score that much higher than basketballers!

If this is from the spring semester, which sports were actually in their seasons?

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