Athletics News
ISU Athletics Ties GPA Record In Fall 2009

Jan. 22, 2010

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State Athletics Department achieved great heights with its academic performance in the Spring 2009 semester with its highest grade-point average (GPA) ever. The Redbird student-athletes continued that trend this past semester, equaling the 3.13 GPA record set last spring. Both the men's and women's departments also tied their respective GPA records.

The Redbirds achieved a record-setting GPA for the fourth time in the last six years. Additionally, the 294 student-athletes who achieved AFNI Athletics Honor Roll recognition shattered the previous mark of 254 from the Fall 2008 semester. Included in that group were 63 student-athletes who earned 4.0 GPA, surpassing the record of 44 from last semester.

ISU's seven men's teams posted a 2.94 GPA and the 10 women's teams combined for 3.32 GPA, tying the records set in the Spring 2009 semester.

The highest men's GPA was achieved by the golf team, who had a team record 3.41 GPA. The baseball team also had its highest GPA with a 3.01. The volleyball team posted the highest women's GPA with a team-record 3.53.

Even with all of the time spent in class and studying, Redbird student-athletes continued their dedication to giving back to the Central Illinois community. ISU student-athletes compiled 2,316 hours of community service, the most ever in one semester. The Redbirds achieved their fifth-straight year with over 2,000 hours of community service.