Spring Semester Reveals Strong Academic Accomplishments for Varsity Teams
May 28, 2013
CINCINNATI - The spring 2013 semester marked another strong academic semester for the Xavier University student-athletes. This semester revealed the fourth straight semester and second straight year the student-athletes achieved above a 3.2 grade point average, setting their mark at a 3.24 GPA. Among the leading teams were women's golf (3.71 GPA), women's cross country (3.63 GPA), women's tennis (3.55 GPA), men's soccer (3.50 GPA), and men's tennis, women's soccer, and volleyball (tied with a 3.43 GPA). In addition to the team accomplishments, 18 student-athletes achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs during the spring semester.
Xavier's Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Kim Powers-Hoyt, stated, "This semester was a great achievement for our student-athletes. As a staff we are incredibly proud of their efforts in the classroom. Being champions in sport and champions in academics is truly the Xavier way."
The 2012-13 academic year brought a lot of positive accolades to Xavier's varsity athletic teams. Some of the accomplishments included having the 11th highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the nation at 97% and five teams being recognized as Scholar All-America teams by their respective voting associations. These teams included men's swimming, women's swimming, men's soccer, women's soccer, and women's golf. The men's swim team had the third highest team GPA in the nation only behind Harvard and Yale.
Andy Fleming, Xavier's men's soccer coach, commented, "It's a blend of the academic support staff, the professors, each student's personal motivation, and the culture of academic excellence at Xavier that played a role in this department wide."