Success on the sports field is not the only thing UW-Milwaukee athletes are achieving. This past semester, student-athletes recorded a cumulative-grade-point average of 3.0 or higher for an impressive 31st consecutive semester, including the best mark in school history with a 3.303 GPA.
Milwaukee Director of Athletics Amanda Braun shined light on the pride these student-athletes take in their academics.
“Milwaukee student-athletes make academic success a priority and this streak of semesters with a 3.0 grade-point average is indicative of their pursuit of excellence in the classroom,” Braun said. “This speaks highly to the job our academic services department does as well as the caliber of student-athlete our coaches recruit.”
Milwaukee assistant athletics director for academic services Clare Faurote also praised the student-athletes for their hard work, saying they should be extremely proud of this milestone.
“Achieving a 3.303 department GPA this semester is an impressive accomplishment and shows the dedication and drive our student-athletes have in the classroom,” Faurote said.
A total of 223 Panther student-athletes finished the semester with a GPA of at least 3.0, while 28 posted a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The women’s tennis program ranked first among all Milwaukee teams with a 3.683 semester GPA. The women’s cross country team (3.563) and women’s soccer program (3.533) also recorded GPA’s over 3.50. The men’s basketball team’s combined GPA of 3.146 also reached new heights, becoming the best showing in program history. Twelve of thirteen teams had a GPA of at least 3.0 and 71 percent of this year’s freshman class earned a 3.0 GPA.
All Milwaukee student-athletes who received a 3.0 GPA this fall will be recognized at the Panthers’ men’s basketball game against Youngstown State on February 22.