Published June 15, 2016
UB student-athletes set a new standard in academics during the 2016 spring semester, earning a program-best GPA of 3.096. This marked the ninth straight semester UB student-athletes have surpassed the 3.0 combined mark.
Women’s cross country claimed the top spot for the spring with a 3.474 team GPA, while men’s soccer led all men’s teams with a 3.359 GPA. Baseball recorded the most improved GPA of any program from the fall to the spring, notching a 3.137 GPA during the spring semester, with volleyball was the second most improved with a 3.317 GPA.
Overall, 12 teams had a 3.0 grade point average or better – women’s cross country (3.474), men’s soccer (3.359), men’s cross country (3.353), volleyball (3.317), women’s soccer (3.299), women’s swimming and diving (3.296), women’s basketball (3.258), women’s track and field (3.244), baseball (3.137), men’s track and field (3.136), rowing (3.124), and women’s tennis (3.082).
Twenty-nine student-athletes had perfect 4.0 GPAs, while 161 others were 3.5 or higher. Overall, 301 of UB’s 497 student-athletes — 61 percent — reached the 3.0 plateau.
“We are extremely proud of our student-athletes, as they have set a new standard academically, while continuing the trend of a 3.0 GPA or higher for the ninth semester,” said Athletic Director Allen Greene. “This is an incredible streak that speaks to the motivation and drive of our students to perform at a high level in the classroom, while balancing their demanding academic and athletic schedules.”