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Hurricane Student-Athletes Earn Best-Ever Semester GPA.

Coral Gables (September 23, 2011) — University of Miami student-athletes set new academic standards during the spring semester, producing the best semester and cumulative grade point average they have ever recorded.

Fourteen of Miami’s 18 teams earned at least a 3.00 or better semester GPA, and 22 student-athletes had a perfect 4.00 GPA in the spring. Overall, 172 student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 semester GPA and 135 student-athletes earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognition.

“Our Hurricane student-athletes are to be applauded,” said David Wyman, associate athletic director for Academic Services. “They are consistently producing excellent results in the classroom as they set GPA, APR (academic progress rate), and graduation rate records for our institution. I am tremendously proud of them and our coaches for achieving these awesome results.”

Women’s cross country posted the best mark of all UM athletic teams, a 3.63 GPA, the second-highest team GPA ever recorded at UM. The men’s cross country team set their academic bar higher by recording the best-ever male team GPA at 3.53.

Four squads earned team-best GPAs, including football and volleyball with their best GPA ever, men’s outdoor track with a team-best spring GPA, and women’s track with its top semester GPA in school history.

Baseball, men’s basketball, and soccer each posted second-best spring GPAs, while baseball and hoops also recorded their best overall academic years.

Overall, UM women had a semester GPA of 3.21 and a cumulative GPA of 3.19, and Hurricane men earned a semester GPA of 2.75 and a cumulative GPA of 2.69.

The seven teams with a 3.0 semester GPA or better are women’s swimming and diving (3.36), women’s tennis (3.26), men’s indoor track and field (3.22), golf (3.14), men’s diving (3.13), rowing (3.09), and men’s tennis (3.04).

For a list of University of Miami academic awards and honors for the 2010-2011 campaign, click here.


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