UNI Student-Athletes Post Fall GPA of 3.19
University of Northern Iowa student-athletes posted a 3.19 grade-point average during the fall 2010 semester. This marked the most successful semester in the classroom for UNI student-athletes in the department's history.
"Our student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, and their fall-semester achievement symbolizes their commitment to academic achievement hand-in-hand with competitive achievement," UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen said.
Of UNI's 391 student-athletes, 134 posted GPAs between 3.0 and 3.49, while 116 student-athletes were named to the Dean's List with a grade point of 3.5 or better. Sixty percent of the student-athlete population posted fall GPAs above 3.0.
Overall, 15 of the Panthers' 17 sports yielded a team grade point average of 3.05 or higher in the fall 2010 semester. Included in that number are seven Panther teams that have a 3.30 or higher team GPA.
For the first time in 2009-10, the department's six-year graduation rate of 67 percent exceeded the six-year graduation rate for the general student population.
"Our coaches are committed to recruiting student-athletes who will succeed at Northern Iowa, and we are fortunate to have an outstanding academic support unit led by Stacia Greve and Kara Park," Dannen said.