FIU student athlete post record high GPA average

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 0 Comments


Florida International University’s athletic department continues to maintain a level of academic excellence, posting the highest grade point average in the department's history (3.28) this past semester. It marks the eighth-straight semester in which FIU has posted a department GPA of 3.0-or-better.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes, our coaches, and the student athlete academic support staff,” said executive director of Sports and Entertainment Peter Garcia. “Their hard work and commitment to academics continues to produce outstanding results.”

Sixteen of the department's 18 teams, which is an increase from the 2016-17 academic year, reported a 3.0-or-higher. During the spring term, FIU had a total of 301 student-athletes earn a GPA of 3.0-or-better, while 103 were named to the Dean's List. There were 31 student-athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA, almost double the amount from 2016-17. FIU's women's tennis team (3.66) recorded the highest among the women's programs, while the men's cross country team (3.52) had the top men's grade-point average.   

“Congratulations to all of our FIU student-athletes on their continued success in the classroom,” said Wesley Maas, director of the Student-Athlete Academic Center (SAAC). “It is terrific to see their hard work, effort and energy pay off culminating with the departments highest GPA in FIU's history.”  

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