LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Athletics experienced its best semester ever in the classroom this past fall as student-athletes from all sports combined for a 3.15 grade point average.
Approximately 238 of Tech’s more than 400 student-athletes (56 percent) finished the semester with at least a 3.0 GPA, which was highlighted by eight teams reaching that mark collectively. Tech had 71 student-athletes named to the Dean’s List, while 40 of those were also honored on the President’s List.
“Our student-athletes continue to prove they are champions on the field and in the classroom,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “We strive to provide the best support to each of our student-athletes, and we couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments in the classroom this past semester.”
Tech student-athletes posted at least a 3.0 GPA for the sixth-consecutive term as 156 student-athletes (37 percent) recorded a 3.4 or higher GPA during the fall semester while 51 of those (12 percent) finished with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
“This semester’s record-high department GPA illustrates the caliber of student-athletes that we have at Texas Tech,” said Greg Glaus, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic and Student Services. “The tireless efforts of our academic staff along with exceptional recruiting by our coaches have established a culture where student-athletes are supported and prepared to succeed at a championship level both athletically and academically.”
Todd Petty’s women’s tennis team recorded the highest fall GPA among Tech’s athletic programs as the Lady Raiders, the reigning Big 12 regular-season and tournament champions, posted a 3.77 semester that was followed by men’s golf (3.57), soccer (3.46), women’s golf (3.46), men’s tennis (3.40), baseball (3.07), volleyball (3.06) and softball (3.01).
The successful semester in the classroom raised Tech’s department-wide cumulative GPA among student-athletes to a 3.21 overall. Tech has 10 teams with a cumulative GPA over 3.0 with three of those – men’s golf (3.65), women’s tennis (3.56) and soccer (3.54) – boasting at least a 3.5 GPA.
Tech student-athletes have a dedicated staff at the Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes who guide each student-athlete to success from the time of enrollment to graduation. The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes provides space for private study, computer labs, supplemental instruction classrooms and a private conferencing area for tutoring and mentoring appointments.