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UK Athletics posts a 3.0 GPA for the 10th straight semester


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Spring grades are out, and for the tenth straight semester, UK Athletics posted a 3.0 department-wide GPA. Eighteen of UK’s 20 teams reached Mitch Barnhart’s goal of a 3.0 GPA and five had GPAs of better than 3.5. The women’s cross country team led the way with a sterling GPA of 3.652 and was closely followed by women’s golf (3.568) and women’s swimming and diving (3.548). The men’s golf team led all men’s teams with a GPA of 3.538, while the coed rifle team had a GPA of 3.512.

The men’s basketball team posted a 2.615 GPA among scholarship players and 2.728 GPA among scholarship and non-scholarship players. While those marks aren’t exactly stellar, they are an increase over the fall semester GPAs of 2.418/2.547. Meanwhile, the football team had a 2.568 GPA among scholarship players and 2.680 GPA among scholarship and non-scholarship players, a slight improvement over the fall’s 2.531/2.655.

Check out all the spring grades by sport here.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 responses to “UK Athletics posts a 3.0 GPA for the 10th straight semester”

  1. ukcamel

    I have to think that they just don’t care as long as they get C’s and stay eligible. Kentucky is not a super-competitive school and when you are taking less strenuous classes with tutors and mandatory study hall, getting less than a B should be impossible unless you either 1. Don’t care or 2. Have a legitimate learning disability or low IQ. I’m guessing the hefty majority of the guys posting 2.0 GPAs fall into category #1.

  2. anrbob

    C’s get degrees, but skills pay the bills

    1. xXWaddle10Xx

      You also have to take into account that at least for the football team, they are one of the largest teams on campus. So there is more data to pull from as compared to a basketball team who have no more than 20 or so on the team. But still really should be higher.