With a combined 3.112 grade-point-average for the spring semester, Eastern Kentucky University student-athletes turned in their 19th straight semester with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Out of 340 student-athletes, 220 registered a 3.00 or better GPA for 64.7 percent. Fourteen programs had a team GPA of 3.0 or better.
“Once again, our student-athletes collectively answered the bell academically,” vice president and director of athletics Matt Roan said. “The fact that 15 of our 16 programs conducted their seasons during the spring semester is not lost on us. Student-athletes from our volleyball, soccer and cross country teams saw their fall seasons postponed, yet adapted and continued to excel in the classroom with all four programs registering a 3.24 or higher team GPA.”
The women’s golf team posted the highest EKU single semester team GPA ever at 3.872. The women’s cross country team turned in its highest spring semester GPA on record at 3.776. The beach volleyball team’s GPA of 3.493 was the second highest for a spring semester by that program.
A total of 67 student-athletes compiled a 4.00 GPA for the fall semester.
“Despite adjustments required by COVID-19 protocols, our Bratzke Student-Athlete Academic Success Center staff continued to provide exceptional assistance to our student-athletes,” said Roan. “Their hard work and dedication to the success of the Colonels is greatly appreciated. We have the best model and staff in the nation. We are also so thankful for the outstanding support of our faculty.”
Eastern Kentucky University student-athletes graduate at a rate of 87 percent. In the most recent release of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, six EKU programs had perfect 1,000 single year scores. The men’s golf and women’s golf teams tallied perfect 1,000 multi-year APR scores.