Campus News

UGA student-athletes record fall GPA of 3.0 or better for second year in a row

The 552 student-athletes enrolled at UGA earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the 2014 fall semester. This is the second year in a row that UGA student-athletes have combined for a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better during the fall semester. Achieving a 3.0 or higher GPA has been accomplished previously during the spring semesters, but 2013 was the first time this achievement occurred in the fall.

On the men’s side, the cross-country team posted the highest GPA with a 3.19 average, while the women’s teams were led by the swimming and diving squad, which turned in a combined 3.36 GPA. Among the men’s teams, tennis finished second with a 3.04 mark while track and field posted a cumulative 2.98 GPA to finish third in the standings. Swimming and diving finished fourth with a 2.96 GPA, followed by golf in fifth with a 2.87 GPA.

Equestrian claimed second place honors on the women’s side with a cumulative GPA of 3.33 while cross-country was close behind in third with a 3.32 GPA. Track and field finished fourth posting a GPA of 3.24, followed by volleyball in fifth with a 3.22 GPA.

The GPA of cross-country athletes also was counted in the final standings for track and field, but the mark is not counted twice in the total number of students or in the overall total GPA.