WKU Athletes Shine in Classroom in 2010-11

Following the completion of the 2010-11 academic year, the overall cumulative grade point average for all 378 WKU student-athletes GPA is 3.04 and 199 student-athletes (53%) are maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.   In the second semester of the 2010-11 year, 213 student-athletes (56%) had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  A total of 71 student-athletes have graduated in the last calendar year, as 49 graduated in May and 22 graduated in December of 2010.  Every sport is represented among the 71 graduates.


Ten of the university’s 15 athletic programs have a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or better, and 85% of all student-athletes who have fulfilled their eligibility since 2000 have graduated.  WKU is one of only five Sun Belt Conference schools to exceed the NCAA required 925Academic Progress Report Rate (APR) in every men’s and women’s sport.  WKU has had more individuals honored by the league academically than any other institution in each of the last six years. 


WKU had a graduation success rate of 75% or greater in 14 of the 16 sports programs most recently measured by the NCAA and had a 100% graduation success rate in six sports.  WKU graduated 59% of its student-athletes from the 2000-01 through 2003-04 freshman class, the most recent classes measured by the NCAA.  The 59% graduation rate by WKU student-athletes was the second-highest in the Sun Belt Conference and also exceeded the 49% graduation rate posted by all WKU students during this time frame.


WKU student-athletes in the university’s 19 sports are majoring in 76 different programs.   The Gordon Ford College of Business has 58 student-athletes, the most of any division.