BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Athletics capped off the 2022 spring semester with student-athletes earning the program’s second highest cumulative career GPA in the department’s history.
The cumulative career GPA for all WKU student-athletes is 3.18, just short of the department’s record GPA of 3.19 set in the spring of 2021. The top three highest cumulative career GPAs have come in the last three years (2021: 3.19; 2022: 3.18; 2020: 3.14) despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the last three years, including this year’s transition to a more normal class schedule.
Twelve of WKU’s 14 sport programs have a team cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. About 62% of all student-athletes are currently maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
A total of 141 student-athletes were named to either the university’s Dean’s List (semester GPA of 3.4 to 3.79) or the President’s List (3.8 or above) this spring.
WKU previously set a new department record last month with 72 student-athletes earning the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. WKU had the second most student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 204 earning the accolade.
A total of 93 WKU student-athletes graduated during the 2021-22 academic year. The spring and summer graduates posted a 3.35 cumulative GPA, tying the department’s highest mark set in the spring of 2021.