March 1, 2006
The UT-Arlington athletics teams are performing in the classroom as well as the playing field.
Almost 50 percent of all student-athletes are on the Academic Honor Roll and six of the 10 athletics teams have a cumulative grade-point-average greater than a 3.00, according to a 2005 fall semester academic progress report compiled by Dr. Bill Reeves, senior associate athletics director/compliance coordinator.
"Supporting out student athletes' academic endeavors is our highest priority as an intercollegiate athletics program," said Director of Athletics, Pete Carlon. "I am very proud of the demonstrated academic achievement or our student athletes during the most recent academic term."
The men's tennis team had 85.7 percent (6 of 7) of its roster named to the Honor Roll. Women's tennis came in second (66.6 percent/4 of 6). The remainder of the sports include: Golf (63.6%/7 of 11), women's track and field (57.6%/19 of 33), softball (55.5%/10 of 18), volleyball (46/1%/6 of 13), baseball (41/0%/16 of 39), men's basketball (40.0%/6 of 15), women's basketball (312%/5 of 16) and men's track and field (297%/11 of 37).
In all, 90 of the 195 student-athletes (46.1 percent) were named to the Honor Roll for the fall 2005.
Men's tennis had the top team GPA in the fall (3.421). Three other sports - women's tennis (3.306), golf (3.126) and softball (3.065) all had better than a 3.0 GPA in the fall.
Women's tennis has the top cumulative GPA (3.600). Men's tennis (3.256), softball (3.065), golf (3.049) and women's track (3.018) round out the top five. Volleyball (3.017), men's basketball (2.750), baseball (2.745), men's track (2.684) and women's basketball (2.6445) round out the cumulative averages.
Last week, 16 UT-Arlington student-athletes were named to the 2005 Hibernia Bank/Southland Conference Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll. Named to the list were: Jody Broccoli-Hickey, Jacob Cedertun, Robert Hughes and Ivan Pinal from men's cross country. Kandace Council, Caroline Erlingson, Jodi Hulett, Heather Isbell and Ivorita Taylor from women's cross country and Dani Johnson, Gina Kalb, Melissa Marek, Ellen Murray, Emily Nedderman, Michelle Schwartz and Ally Wade from volleyball.
The Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who competed in league championship sports during the fall semester and maintained a 3.0 semester grade point average while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Taylor was named the 2005 SLC Female Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year and Marek was named 2005 Academic All-SLC.
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