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UK athletes top Barnhart’s goal of a 3.0 GPA

Mitch Barnhart has maintained a steep goal for the athletes at Kentucky. A cumulative 3.0 grade-point average for UK’s 500-plus student-athletes on an annual basis has been the standard. And over the past several semesters, the department-wide grade-point average has just narrowly missed. This time last year the average was 2.93.

The goal was last met in the spring of 2010 when the student-athletes at Kentucky notched a 3.04 GPA

This fall, Kentucky athletes have surpassed that goal again by obtaining an average GPA of 3.03, including both scholarship and non-scholarship athletes.

Individually, 17 of the athletic department’s 20 teams topped a 3.0 GPA, led by the women’s tennis team at 3.82. The women’s cross country team (3.68), women’s golf team (3.64), and men’s tennis team (3.21) were also among the highest GPA’s department wide.

John Calipari’s freshmen-laden basketball team had an average GPA of 3.06.

Barhart has said all along that his goal is to maintain the 3.0 GPA for a full academic year, which has yet to be accomplished.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

7 Comments for UK athletes top Barnhart’s goal of a 3.0 GPA



  1. Dickie Z
    2:07 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    Easy to do when you create BS classes for them, oh wait, that’s UNC.



  2. puncat
    2:27 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    I guess you could say we just in a different class



  3. Lee Dee
    2:27 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    We have smart walk-ons.



  4. Wagon Will
    2:33 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    Interested to hear what IU and/or Louisville ahtletes, er, student athletes scored.



  5. UKBlue1!
    3:07 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder what gpa the football team made? It should be closed to 4.0 because they sure didn’t play football last year.



  6. Beavis
    3:44 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    Hey,,,,,Emmert,,,,,we did this without the African American Studies class. I sure your dumb ass will want to investigate how we got a 3.1. Be careful,,,,I will sick the governor on your ass.



  7. Ivory
    10:19 pm December 21, 2012 Permalink

    Duh