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Student-Athlete Academic Performance Reaches New Heights

Maryland Athletics
2-9-2017
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland student-athletes posted one of the best semesters in the classroom ever this past fall, earning team semester and departmental team cumulative GPAs of over 3.00 for the first time in school history.

"We're proud of the continued success and achievements of our student-athletes," said Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson. "Their commitment to academic excellence is a testament to their relentless pursuit of attaining the highest standards on and off the field." 

"The university should be very proud of the commitment our student-athletes have exhibited in both the classroom and the athletic arena,” said Associate AD and Director of Academic Support & Career Development Chris Uchacz. “To post two consecutive semesters of a departmental semester GPA above 3.00 and above a 3.00 departmental cumulative GPA this fall is a significant accomplishment that surpasses the industry standard.”

The women’s tennis team and men’s track and field team posted the highest semester team GPA for women’s and men’s sports programs, respectively.

98 student-athletes were named to their respective college dean's lists, while 232 student-athletes were named to the ICA Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (semester 3.00 or higher). In total, 26 student-athletes earned their degrees, graduating in December.

"The last two semesters have marked the significant implementation of an Objective Based Study Hall system which emphases the efficient and timely completion of academic work has paid off with the achievement of 3.00 over the last two semesters," said Uchacz. "I applaud the student-athletes and coaches for supporting objective based and the ASCDU team for working so diligently towards its implementation.

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