BUFFALO, NY – The grades have been reported and University at Buffalo student-athletes posted a solid 3.069 combined grade point average for the 2019 spring semester. It is the department's highest combined GPA since the 2016 spring semester.
Women's tennis claimed the top spot for the spring semester with an impressive 3.714 team grade point average. Men's tennis led all men's teams with a 3.471 GPA. Men's track and field had the most improved semester from the fall with a 3.214, followed by men's tennis and women's tennis.
Overall, 10 teams had a 3.0 grade point average or better – women's tennis (3.714), women's swimming and diving (3.509), men's tennis (3.471), men's cross country (3.339), softball (3.284), volleyball (3.227), women's soccer (3.252), men's track and field (3.214), women's cross country (3.184) and women's track and field (3.100).
The department had 28 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 GPAs and 108 posted a 3.5 or better. In all, 215 of UB's 370 total student-athletes (58 percent) reached the 3.0 plateau.
"I'd like to congratulate our student-athletes for their outstanding achievements in the classroom this spring," Athletic Director Mark Alnutt said. "2018-19 was one of the most successful years in our program's history and to cap it off with an impressive cumulative GPA proves that we continue to cultivate well-rounded student-athletes."
The University at Buffalo is the largest university in the state system of New York. This flagship institution has over 30,000 students, more than 260,000 alumni worldwide and is an AAU member. Ranked 38th among all public universities in the United States, UB professional schools such as Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Business and Engineering are ranked in the top 100. With an aggressive plan in UB 2020, the entire university, including the Department of Athletics has immeasurable potential.