Student-Athletes Shine Academically

By | June 17, 2019
Women's cross country team sitting in front of Daemen College stone sign at the front of campus.

The women’s cross country team achieved the highest GPA for the spring semester.

Daemen College student-athletes continued to shine in pursuit of their respective academic endeavors in the spring 2019 semester. The college’s student-athlete body, consisting of just under 200 students, posted a collective GPA of 3.09 during the semester, marking the 12th consecutive semester that they have achieved a collective GPA of 3.0 or better. The performance was up slightly from the collective 3.0 GPA during the fall 2018 semester.

“I am extremely pleased to see the progress our student-athletes made in the classroom this spring, improving their collective GPA from what they achieved in the fall semester,” said director of athletics Traci Murphy. “It is inspiring to see them continue to strive for and achieve success in the classroom and in their chosen sports.”

Daemen Athletics Spring 2019 Academic Performance chartDaemen, which sponsored 18 intercollegiate athletic programs during the semester, had 108 student-athletes individually achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher. That represents 64 percent of Daemen’s total student-athlete body. In addition, 80 student-athletes were eligible for the Dean’s List, which requires a GPA of 3.3 or higher, and 58 student-athletes achieved even higher, with a 3.50 GPA or better. Nine student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester. At the conclusion of the semester, 114 student-athletes now hold a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Breaking down the numbers even further, 11 teams achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The highest achieving teams included women’s cross country (3.57), men’s tennis (3.49), women’s bowling (3.41), and women’s volleyball (3.41). Female student-athletes achieved a collective GPA of 3.18, and their male counterparts combined for a 3.02 GPA.