Thursday, January 17, 2013

KU football, soccer set GPA records in fall 2012


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.


Andy Godwin 9 years, 5 months ago

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

kuballhawk 9 years, 5 months ago

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

Eliott Reeder 9 years, 5 months ago

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

Lucas Town 9 years, 5 months ago

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

Reuben_J_Cogburn 9 years, 5 months ago


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

Jayhawk10500 9 years, 4 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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