Quinnipiac Athletics Announces Academic Success For Fall 2011 Semester

The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced its academic success by its student-athletes for the Fall 2011 academic term. Quinnipiac's 449 student-athletes posted a combined 3.154 grade-point average for the first term.

"Our student-athletes have once again done an outstanding job of balancing academics and athletics," associate athletic director for academic support Lyneene Richardson said.

Of Quinnipiac's 21 varsity sports, 17 achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, while the women's cross country team posted a department-wide GPA of 3.43 among all women's sports. The men's cross country team posted a 3.32 for the highest GPA of all men's sports.

“At a time when Collegiate athletics are increasingly questioned, I’m happy to see this confirmation of our strong commitment at Quinnipiac to the student-athlete ideal," faculty athletic representative Sean Duffy said. "Our athletic culture at Quinnipiac is strongly supportive of academic achievement and success: congratulations are due to our student-athletes, and to our coaches and athletics staff who so strongly support our students’ achievements in the classroom and on the field of competition.”

Individually, 289 of Quinnipiac's 449 student-athletes had a GPA of 3.0, while 16 student-athletes finished with a 4.0 GPA for the semester and three student-athletes maintained a 4.0 GPA. Of the 289 student-athletes with a 3.0 or better, 118 had a GPA of 3.5 or higher, with 104 landing on the University Dean's List.

"We ask much of our student-athletes during their experience at Quinnipiac: to participate in the test of strength that is Division I athletics, to express the spirit of our diverse community in words and deed and, above all, to engage thoroughly in the exchange of ideas that defines our University," Athletics Council chairperson Rich Hanley said. "The student-athletes, their coaches and athletic administrators are to be commended for their record of academic achievement. It shows an unyielding desire to succeed in all things and do so in a way that represents us all in the brightest light."

  • QU’s 449 SA’s posted a 3.153 semester GPA
  • 289 of 449 student-athletes achieved a semester GPA of at least 3.0
  • 3 maintained a 4.0 Cum GPA
  • 118 student-athletes with a 3.5 semester GPA or higher
  • 16 student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA this semester
  • 16 Teams (of 20) achieved a 3.0 GPA
  • Cross Country Team was the highest women’s team (3.43 GPA)
  • Cross Country Team was the highest men’s team (3.32 GPA)
  • 104 SA's made the Deans List