Press release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF student-athletes shine academically
(January 3, 2011) – University of Saint Francis student-athletes continued excellence in the classroom as well as on courts and fields during the recently-completed fall semester. The combined grade point average for all USF varsity student-athletes was 3.14 (on a 4.0 scale), with USF women’s soccer leading the charge at 3.53. Women’s track and field was 3.48 and women’s tennis 3.45. Men’s soccer led with a 3.15, while baseball and cross country finished at 3.07. Football finished at 3.02.
“I am very pleased and proud of the academic accomplishments of our varsity student-athletes during the fall semester,” USF Athletic Director Mark Pope said. “This is the highest GPA recorded to date, and it is a credit to our emphasis on classroom as well as athletic success. I thank our coaches, faculty and staff, and, of course, our hard-working student-athletes for their remarkable achievement this year.”
USF had 15 fall athletics student-athletes named to national NAIA Scholar-Athlete teams.
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890, is a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offering undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region.