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Student-athletes achieve 3.12 GPA for fall semester

Highest fall semester mark in 11 years; 14th straight semester eclipsing the 3.0 plateau

January 24, 2013

Student-athletes achieve 3.12 GPA for fall semester

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VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton University student-athletes continue to raise the bar for academic achievement. The University’s 417 student-athletes produced a 3.12 grade-point average for the 2012 fall semester - the highest fall semester mark in 11 years. Additionally, the group eclipsed the 3.0 threshold for the 14th consecutive semester. It also marked the fourth time in the last six semesters that the student-athletes surpassed the 3.1 mark.

“We are proud of the academic achievements of our student-athletes during the fall semester,” Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott said. “These accomplishments speak to the academic commitment and leadership of our staff and student-athletes. Additionally, with their meaningful community service and citizenship, our student-athletes truly embrace the vision of ‘excellence with honor.’”

Fifteen teams had a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher, headed by the women’s tennis team (3.59), which captured the department’s Academic Cup for maintaining the highest semester GPA among the 21 teams. Also noteworthy was the women’s soccer team (3.46), which had 29 of 32 team members above a 3.0. The men’s tennis team, winners of the first three Academic Cups, led the contingent of men’s teams with a lofty 3.42 GPA.

Individually, 62 percent of Binghamton student-athletes (259 total) recorded a 3.0 or higher. Forty-five percent (188) earned a 3.3 or higher and nearly one-third of all student-athletes (134) achieved a 3.5 or higher.

Sixteen student-athletes spanning 10 different teams earned a semester GPA of 4.0.

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