The recently completed first semester of the 2008-09 school year saw WKU student-athletes continue their strong academic performances. Ten of the university’s athletic teams maintained a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better, and 18 athletic teams have a cumulative team GPA of 2.7 or higher.
The women’s soccer program has the highest cumulative GPA (3.37), followed closely by men’s tennis (3.35). A total of 53 percent of all student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or higher for the fall semester, and 46 percent of all student-athletes have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“We continually stress the importance of giving a Championship Effort’ in everything we do, and it is rewarding to see so many of our student-athletes taking this approach with respect to their academics,” Director of Athletics Dr. Camden Wood Selig said. “It is also a credit to our coaches for recruiting true student-athletes and preparing them for life beyond collegiate athletics. I am very proud of our dedication to academics and the direction we are headed.”
WKU has had more individuals honored by the league academically than any other institution in each of the last four years. The 2008-09 academic honor rolls will be announced this summer, and 158 WKU student-athletes made the league’s Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08.
Since Selig's arrival at WKU, 87% of student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility have graduated.