July 18, 2008
ARLINGTON - - UT Arlington student-athletes followed a solid academic semester in the fall with another impressive spring semester in the classroom and fi nished the 2007-2008 academic year with a 2.947 cumulative grade-point average for all sports.
Volleyball led the way with a cumulative 3.563 grade-point average - placing 12 of 13 student-athletes on the Honor Roll. Just behind the volleyball team's classroom performance was that of the women's tennis team, which turned in a solid 3.327 grade-point average. UT Arlington Director of Athletics Pete Carlon said the Mavericks baseball team had one of the biggest academic turnarounds at UT Arlington in the past two decades with a combined grade-point average of 3.023.
"President (James D.) Spaniolo and I are very pleased by the academic progress by our student-athletes over the past year," Carlon said. "Having a cumulative GPA for all our student-athletes of 2.947 is fantastic. I would especially like to point out the achievement of volleyball, leading the department with a 3.5 GPA and 12 out of 13 on the Honor Roll. That's an amazing accomplishment. And the baseball team had a complete turnaround, going from last in our department to a 3.0 team GPA in one year."
UT Arlington sponsors 14 sports, but because indoor track, outdooor track and cross country results are combined, the academic progress report was calculated for 10 teams at UT Arlington. Six of 10 fi nished with cumulative grade-point averages higher than 3.0, and one other - women's track - was barely less than that with a 2.927.
Maverick student-athletes passed an average of 13.22 credit hours for the year.
Even more impressive is that 47 percent of all student-athletes at UT Arlington landed on the Honor Roll, and 49 out of 83 female student-athletes (59 percent) were on the Honor Roll. UT Arlington's golf team had a 3.130 GPA , which was third-best in the department, and softball's GPA of 3.124 was fourth.
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