Eastern Michigan athletes post highest cumulative GPA in school history
Varsity athletes at Eastern Michigan recorded a 3.117 cumulative grade point average in the fall 2010 semester, the highest in school history.
"This outstanding effort is the result of a lot of hard work by our student-athletes as well as the Student-Athlete Support Services," athletic director Derrick Gragg said in a statement released by the university. "It takes an unbelievable amount of time from everyone involved to keep improving our academic success and we will continue to support our student-athletes as they move forward to the ultimate goal of graduating.”
There were 32 athletes with a 4.0 GPA and 302 - or 61.5 percent - with 3.0 or better.
The men's swimming team's 3.293 GPA was the highest of all men's teams. Volleyball (3.573) led the women's sports. Eastern sponsors 21 varsity sports.