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UK athletes reach goal of cumulative 3.0 GPA for fall semester

Herald-Leader Staff Report

UK players celebrate the goal by Jordan Wilson, left, against South Carolina at the Bell Soccer Complex at UK in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, October 18, 2015. UK defeated South Carolina 1-0.
UK players celebrate the goal by Jordan Wilson, left, against South Carolina at the Bell Soccer Complex at UK in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, October 18, 2015. UK defeated South Carolina 1-0. Herald-Leader

The University of Kentucky’s athletics teams posted a cumulative 3.149 grade-point average for the fall semester, the school announced Monday.

That marked the seventh consecutive semester the teams reached the athletics department’s goal of 3.0.

“I continue to be pleased by the way our students, coaches and staff have embraced the importance of academics to our overall mission,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a news release. “The grades of our students reflect that commitment and I want to congratulate them for another semester of hard work.”

Eighteen of UK’s 20 teams reached the 3.0 threshold. Women’s tennis led the way at 3.741, closely followed by women’s golf (3.639) and women’s swimming and diving (3.564) teams. The men’s tennis team paced UK’s men’s teams with a 3.513 GPA.

Only the men’s basketball (2.851) and football teams came in below 3.0.

UK announced GPAs for scholarship athletes only and for full teams including non-scholarship athletes. Team-by-team GPAs are listed in the chart below.

“Our CATS (Center for Academic and Tutorial Services) counselors and tutors deserve special praise for the way they support our students as they pursue excellence in the classroom,” Barnhart said. “Our ultimate goal is to develop young people and put them in position to pursue their dreams. Academics are an unmistakably important part of that.”

Scholarship

All

Sport

athletes

athletes

Baseball

3.361

3.280

Men’s basketball

2.646

2.851

Women’s basketball

3.077

3.077

Football

2.426

2.567

Men’s golf

3.442

3.458

Women’s golf

3.639

3.639

Gymnastics

3.033

3.260

Rifle

3.322

3.222

Men’s soccer

3.257

3.261

Women’s soccer

3.474

3.377

Softball

3.435

3.441

Men’s swimming/diving

3.200

3.272

Women’s swimming/diving

3.591

3.564

Men’s tennis

3.455

3.513

Women’s tennis

3.712

3.741

Men’s track

2.932

3.038

Women’s track

3.193

3.174

Men’s cross country

3.202

3.274

Women’s cross country

3.353

3.374

Volleyball

3.236

3.300

Men’s sports

2.945

3.013

Women’s sports

3.361

3.365

Overall

3.119

3.149

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