Jan. 14, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- With the institution's final degree certification process for the fall semester of 2012 now complete, the University of Tennessee announced that 29 student-athletes have fulfilled graduation requirements, including four who have completed graduate degrees.
The overall student-athlete GPA for the Fall 2012 semester was 2.97, an increase from the 2.94 posted in the Spring 2012 semester. The cumulative UT student-athlete GPA stands at 3.02. A total of 22 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 72 percent earned a GPA of 2.5 or higher, 51 percent earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 26 percent were at or above the 3.5 threshold.
Additionally, two former student-athletes returned to UT and completed their degree requirements through the Renewing Academic Commitment (RAC) program, including Boris Conkic from men's tennis and former Vol football player and 10-year NFL player David Martin.
Of the 16 Tennessee athletic teams, 11 posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2012 semester and also hold a cumulative GPA above 3.0.
The following is a list of Fall 2012 student-athlete graduates:
Women's Golf Nathalie Mansson, Sociology
Football Corey Alexander, Political Science Carson Anderson, Management Willie Bohannon, Psychology Steven Fowlkes, Sociology David Martin, Sociology (RAC) Chip Rhome, Wildlife and Fisheries Science Zach Rogers, Logistics Marsalis Teague, Recreation/Sport Management Dallas Thomas, Sociology Prentiss Waggner, Sociology Rod Wilks, Sociology
Rowing Erika Lauderdale, Kinesiology
Softball Melissa Brown, Kinesiology
Men's Tennis Boris Conkic, Sport Management (RAC)
Men's Track and Field Varick Tucker, Finance
Women's Track and Field Elizabeth Altizer, Biological Sciences Sarah (Bowman) Brown, Master's in Public Relations Ally Colvin, Kinesiology Liz Costello, Master's in Environmental Engineering Jená Murphy, Master's in Kinesiology
|TEAM GPA INFORMATION|
|Team||Fall '12 GPA||Cumulative GPA|
|Track and Field, Men||2.90||2.75|
|Track and Field, Women||3.07||3.05|