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Thursday, January 17, 2013

KU football, soccer set GPA records in fall 2012

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The Kansas University football and soccer teams set academic records during the fall semester in 2012.

The football program’s 2.83 team grade-point average was the highest for a fall semester since the school began keeping track of such numbers in 1986.

The record-setting semester for the football team comes on the heels of a giant leap last spring, when KU coach Charlie Weis helped his squad jump more than half a letter grade from 2.46 to 3.0 during the spring semester.

Soccer, meanwhile, recorded a 3.46 GPA, an all-time best for the sport and the highest of all of KU’s sports last fall.

Seven other teams eclipsed the 3.0 mark, including: women’s golf (3.42), swimming and diving (3.31), volleyball (3.27), men’s cross country (3.17), tennis (3.17), women’s cross country (3.17) and rowing (3.06).

The KU men’s basketball program recorded a 2.66 team GPA and the athletic department’s combined GPA came in at 2.94, with 29 student-athletes recording a 4.0 GPA and 195 others finishing above 3.0.

Comments

akgjenkintown 1 year, 7 months ago

What is going on with the basketball team? Traditionally the walkons are there to help elevate the team's GPA.

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kuballhawk 1 year, 7 months ago

They probably did. Goes to show you just how bad everyone else's grades are...

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Eliott Reeder 1 year, 7 months ago

Love this!!! One of my favorite things about Charlie so far...

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Lucas Town 1 year, 7 months ago

I would trade the 2.83 GPA for a 2.66 GPA and multiple bowl game appearances.

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Reuben_J_Cogburn 1 year, 7 months ago

Agreed.

Don't get me wrong. Higher grades are great...but uh...1-11 isn't.

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Jayhawk10500 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm not surprised the Women's Soccer Team excelled in the classroom as well as the pitch. What a great group of young ladies and representatives of the University of Kansas.

KU Athletics, when is KU going to start a men's soccer program? West Virginia has a men's program. It's time.

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