January 17, 2013

Quinnipiac Student-Athletes Set New Academic Highs For Fall 2012 Semester

Quinnipiac Student-Athletes Set New Academic Highs For Fall 2012

The Quinnipiac University Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced its academic success by its student-athletes for the Fall 2012 academic term. Quinnipiac's 444 student-athletes posted a combined 3.21 grade-point average for the first term, the highest in the athletic department’s history.

"We could not be prouder of our student-athletes and their coaches for the highest GPA in our department's 62 year history,” director of athletics and recreation Jack McDonald said.

Of Quinnipiac's 21 varsity sports, 19 achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, while the women's volleyball team posted a team GPA of 3.60- highest among all Quinnipiac women's sports. The men's cross country team posted a 3.36 for the highest GPA of all men's sports.

"At Quinnipiac, we work hard to ensure that our student athletes participate in high-quality athletic and academic programs,” faculty athletic representative Sean Duffy said. “They have consistently achieved excellent records in both domains.  They do us all proud!"

Individually, 311 of Quinnipiac's 444 student-athletes had a GPA of 3.0 or higher, while 15 student-athletes finished with a 4.0 GPA for the semester and six student-athletes maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA. Of the 311 student-athletes with a 3.0 or better, 157 had a GPA of 3.5 or higher, with 123 landing on the University Dean's List.

 “Our student-athletes consistently reinforce the standing of Quinnipiac University as a premier NCAA Division I institution where rigorous academic excellence thrives alongside robust athletic achievement,” Athletics Council chairperson Rich Hanley said. “We are proud of our athletes, our coaches, our athletic administration, staff and alumni who represent at a high level of excellence our University's commitment to character and leadership in everything we do.”