With the institution’s final degree certification process now complete, the University of Tennessee announced that 51 student-athletes have fulfilled graduation requirements. One of those student-athletes, Vicki Baugh from women’s basketball, graduated with a master’s degree in kinesiology.
The university also announced academic performance highlights for Spring 2012, and the average grade-point average (GPA) for all UT student-athletes was 2.94, including 29 student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. A total of 76 percent of Tennessee student-athletes earned a 2.5 GPA or higher, while 56 percent earned a 3.0 or higher and 26 percent were at or above the 3.5 GPA threshold.
The golf programs recorded the highest GPAs among UT sports, as women’s golf led all teams with a 3.58 GPA and men’s golf finished at 3.56. Women’s tennis ranked third at 3.45, followed by volleyball at 3.42.
“At the core of our mission is the pursuit of comprehensive excellence, and this includes performance in the classroom as a top priority,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “Our expectation is that our student-athletes will earn a degree, and we commend the 51 who achieved that goal this spring.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.