UNG student-athletes post record-high GPA

UNG’s student-athletes posted the highest-ever grade point average in an academic year in 2017-18, earning a 3.19 GPA, which was nearly three-tenths higher than the general student population’s mark of 2.90. This academic year also saw 66 student-athletes complete the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

“Our student-athletes continue to overachieve in the three pillars of our department’s focus: the classroom, the community and on the field of competition,” UNG Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves said. “We are proud to reach this academic grade-point average milestone as it speaks to the type of student-athlete that UNG attracts.”

Ten of the 13 Nighthawks’ intercollegiate teams had GPAs higher than 3.0, with women’s cross country leading the way at 3.51. Men’s soccer was the top men’s team with a 3.24 GPA. In the fall semester, 28 student-athletes finished with a 4.0 while 30 earned a perfect 4.0 in the spring semester.
UNG had 15 academic All-Americans in 2017-18 and 70 conference All-Academic selections, both of which are more selections than UNG had the previous year.