Team GPAs Reflect Another Strong Spring Academically
May 24, 2017


Tennessee Athletics conducted a thorough review of academic performance for the recently completed Spring 2017 semester, and it revealed yet another outstanding effort by UT student-athletes.

Spring 2017 marked the ninth consecutive semester (and sixth consecutive spring) in which Tennessee’s student-athletes combined to post a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Their combined GPA of 3.05 was the second-highest spring GPA since Tennessee began tracking that data—trailing only last spring’s 3.06 GPA.

Nearly 60 percent of UT’s student-athletes -- a school-record 269 -- earned a spring GPA of 3.00 or higher. Tennessee tied its all-time spring semester record with 128 student-athletes who were recognized on their respective college’s Dean’s List.

A dozen Tennessee teams earned average GPAs of 3.00 or higher. Those programs were women’s golf, women’s swimming & diving, soccer, softball, women’s tennis, women’s track & field, rowing, men’s golf, volleyball, men’s swimming & diving, baseball and women’s basketball. Most impressively, the women’s golf team, coached by Judi Pavon, earned a team GPA of 3.79. That stands as Tennessee’s best-ever team GPA since UT began tracking that data.

Individual student-athlete highlights from the entire 2016-17 academic year were numerous:

  • Joshua Dobbs (Football) was named a University of Tennessee Torchbearer, which is the highest student honor conferred by the University of Tennessee. He was the 26th student-athlete in history to earn this prestigious honor.
  • Eric Freeman (Baseball) was named the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year.
  • Hannah Wilkinson (Soccer) was awarded an NCAA Fall Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • 101 student-athletes were named to the Fall 2016 and Winter 2016-17 SEC Academic Honor Rolls.
  • Sunay Bhat (Men’s Tennis), Cameron Brown (Men’s Track & Field), Eric Freeman (Baseball), Chandler Frumin (Rowing), and Megan Geer (Softball) were nominated for NCAA Spring Postgraduate Scholarships.
  • Chandler Frumin (Rowing) was awarded an NCAA Ethnic Minority & Women’s Enhancement Scholarship.
  • Sunay Bhat (Men’s Tennis) and Kira Toussaint (Women’s Swimming & Diving) were nominated for the SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • 28 student-athletes were recognized at the 2017 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.

25 undergraduate student-athletes received Chancellor’s Citations for Extraordinary Academic Achievement and the Scholar Athlete Award:

Three graduate student-athletes received the Scholar Athlete Award:

15 student-athletes were named to the SEC Community Service team for their respective sports:

 

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