2007-08 Athletics Academic Summary


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The University of Wisconsin intercollegiate sports teams had a very successful year in the classroom as well as on the court. For the year, the student-athletes achieved 252 Deans List honors and 189 student-athletes were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten. Over 100 student-athletes graduated in either the fall (33) or spring (73) semester.

In the fall of 2007, three teams had record high fall terms and overall the teams had the second highest recorded fall term at 2.945. One year ago, the collective of student-athletes set a record-high fall GPA of 3.0.

The mens golf team, wrestling and womens track teams all had record high fall terms while the softball and womens cross country teams had their second highest recorded fall term. Golf led all the male sports with a 3.046 fall term GPA and a 3.067 cumulative GPA. The womens cross country team had the highest term (3.403) and cumulative (3.365) GPA for female teams.

Additionally, 22 student-athletes finished the fall term with a perfect 4.0 GPA and eight of those athletes carried a cumulative GPA of 4.0. During the fall, 52% of the student-athletes had at least a term 3.0 GPA and 48% had a cumulative of 3.0 to earn those awards.

Among individual athletes, 114 were honored as members of the Deans list, Deans High Honors or Deans Honor List and 52 athletes from six different sports received Academic All Big Ten honors.

In the spring five teams had record high term GPAs including womens cross country, womens hockey, womens track, and womens and mens rowing. For the spring term, the national champion men's rowing team led all the male sports with a 3.179 spring term and 3.032 cumulative GPA. The womens cross country team repeated its fall accomplishments by again recording the highest term (3.422) and cumulative (3.383) GPA for female teams.

Overall the student-athletes had a spring cumulative GPA of 2.987, the second highest on record for a spring term bettered only by last years 2.99. Thirty-four students had 4.0 term GPA, 138 made the Deans List, and 137 were named Academic All-Big Ten (includes 26 from winter quarter).

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