WKU Set to Graduate 64 Student-Athletes During Spring Commencements

May 12, 2017

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - A total of 64 WKU student-athletes across 14 sports, boasting an average cumulative grade point average of 3.09, will graduate this weekend in spring commencement activities on The Hill.

Degrees obtained include exercise science, chemistry, finance, economics, accountancy, mechanical engineering, hospitality management, broadcasting, sport management and international business among many others. Ten of the 64 are obtaining master's degrees with a cumulative GPA of 3.66 including three 4.0 marks.

A total of 88 WKU student-athletes have graduated in the past calendar year, with 22 others earning their degrees in December. The average cumulative GPA of the 88 is 3.08.

Earlier this spring, WKU was recognized by Conference USA as 157 Hilltopper and Lady Topper student-athletes, over half of WKU’s student-athletes, received C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition while 53 received academic medals for posting 3.00 and 3.75 cumulative grade point averages, respectively.

In the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) released earlier this week, each of WKU's athletic teams achieved an APR score of 944 or higher for the third consecutive year, 14 points above the NCAA’s mandated 930 minimum. WKU is one of nine C-USA schools to have every sponsored sport program achieve an APR of 944 or higher.