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Student-Athletes on mark again with 3.10 GPA

Lofty spring semester makes it 15 straight semesters over the 3.0 plateau

June 13, 2013

Student-Athletes on mark again with 3.10 GPA

Contact: John Hartrick (

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton University student-athletes continue to raise the bar for academic achievement. The University’s 417 student-athletes produced a 3.1 grade-point average for the 2013 spring semester.

Additionally, the group eclipsed the 3.0 threshold for the 15th consecutive semester. It also marked the fifth time in the last seven semesters that the student-athletes reached the 3.1 mark.

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

Sixteen teams had a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher, headed by the women’s tennis team (3.48), which captured the department’s Academic Cup for maintaining the highest semester GPA among the 21 teams.

Both of BU’s America East spring championship teams – men’s tennis (3.47) and baseball (3.00) reached the high threshold during their title runs.

Individually, 64 percent of Binghamton student-athletes (268 total) recorded a 3.0 or higher. Forty-seven percent (195) earned a 3.3 or higher and nearly one-third of all student-athletes (128) achieved a 3.5 or higher.

Twenty-one student-athletes spanning 10 different teams earned a perfect semester GPA of 4.0.

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