Courtesy of Mike Wolf and NUSports.comEVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern student-athletes have continued to excel in the classroom. Here are some highlights from the 2009 spring academic quarter:
• 17 out of 19 teams achieved team GPA's of 3.00 matching NU's all-time high• ALL teams achieved team GPA's of 2.90 and higher for the second time ever
• NU set an all-time high with an overall individual average GPA of 3.21 (previous high had been 3.14)• 13 out of 19 teams had cumulative GPA's of 3.00 and higher
• 299 out of 426 student-athletes (70%) achieved GPA's of 3.00 and higher• 147 of those student-athletes achieved GPA's of 3.50 and higher
• 32 of those student-athletes achieved perfect 4.00 GPA's"Once again, our student-athletes have shown an outstanding commitment to academic excellence," Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips said. "The number one goal of our student-athletes is to earn a Northwestern degree. Northwestern is proud to remain a leader among our peers in graduating our student-athletes. The commitment to the classroom by both our in-season and out-of-season teams is outstanding."