UK Athletics extends 3.0 GPA streak for another semester

by:Maggie Davis12/26/19


Another semester has come and gone, and the Wildcats have once again recorded an impressive GPA. Student athletes on scholarship at the University of Kentucky combined for a fall GPA of 3.161, marking the 15th consecutive semester where UK's student athletes have earned a 3.0 or higher.

Sixteen teams had GPAs higher than 3.0, led by women’s swimming and diving (3.723) and men’s golf (3.711). Women’s golf (3.593), gymnastics (3.506), volleyball (3.494), men’s swimming and diving (3.458), softball (3.452), women’s basketball (3.447), and women’s tennis (3.440) all had team GPAs over 3.4. The high marks come on the heels of an overall 3.201 GPA in the spring semester, the second highest in school history.

Here's a look at the entire "report card" for all sports.

"We have high expectations for our student-athletes in the classroom and we are proud they continue to meet the challenge," Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. "Their continued success in the classroom is a testament to their hard work and commitment to academics as an essential part of their experience at UK. That hard work will serve them well in their time at Kentucky and for the rest of their lives."

Last weekend, 22 Wildcats walked across the stage at Rupp Arena to receive their diploma. The rest of the student athletes will be back in the classroom when school resumes on January 15, 2020.

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