Student-Athletes Achieve Best Academic Semester on Record

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island student-athletes are coming off the best collective academic semester on record in school history.

At the end of the most recent semester, Rhody student-athletes had a cumulative grade-point average of 3.07 for their entire careers. During the spring semester, the GPA for the entire student-athlete body was 3.11, the highest for an individual semester on record.

Nearly half of Rhody's student-athletes were named to the Dean's List (45.5 percent). The women's tennis team had the highest team GPA at 3.76, while on the men's side, soccer posted a team GPA of 3.46.

"Our student-athletes are achieving an exceptional level of success in the classroom," Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn said. "The credit goes to the student-athletes, coaches and our academic support staff. We aim to provide a quality student-athlete experience on and off the fields of competition that will prepare our students for long-term success, and academics is a huge piece of that."

The Atlantic 10 recently released its 2018-19 Commissioner's Honor Roll, recognizing those individuals with 3.0 GPAs or higher. Rhode Island had 206 named to the list. In addition, the football team had a program-record 23 players named to the CAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.