Mocs Athletes Made the Grade For Spring Semester

(gomocs.com) Student-athletes at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga continue to impress with another strong semester in the classroom.  Final grades have been tallied for the 2021 spring semester, and UTC finished the term with a 3.304 overall student-athlete grade-point-average. 

The Mocs tied a school record with 14 programs posting a 3.0 team GPA for the third semester in a row. The overall GPA is also the third-highest on record with the top three marks coming in the last three terms.

“Our student-athletes continue to do an outstanding job in the classroom,” stated Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics Mark Wharton.  “They compete at a high level, represent our University and community the right way, and I could not be prouder of their continued academic accomplishments across the board.”

The 3.304 GPA trails only the 3.309 set in the fall and the the 3.421 form the spring of 2020.  Women’s tennis led the way for the first time with a 3.77 team GPA.  All nine members of coach Chad Camper’s team made the Dean’s List in the spring. 

“As always, we are proud to acknowledge the work of our academic support staff and the role they played in this accomplishment,” added Wharton.  “They have met the challenges that came with the COVID-19 pandemic head on and continued to provide guidance and services to our student-athletes to ensure their success.”

Overall, 65 percent of all student-athletes made the Dean’s List with a 3.2 GPA or higher, while 74% percent made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 GPA or higher.  In addition, 20 percent of all student-athletes (59 overall) had a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring, the second-highest percentage in school history.

Among the 59 student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA were All-Southern Conference selections Abbey Cornelius (women’s basketball), McClendon Curtis and Cole Strange (football), Tomas Rodriguez (men’s tennis) and Emma Van Hee (women’s tennis). 

If you would like to help the Mocs continue their academic success, click here to give to the UTC Student-Athlete Academic Enhancement Fund. 

For the full listings of honors and team GPAs, click the link at the top of the page.

Academic Notes
– 3.304 overall GPA is the third-highest on record … top three semester GPAs have come in the last three terms.
– Tied a school record with 14 teams scoring a 3.0 GPA or higher for the third semester in a row.
– 65% of all student-athletes made the Dean’s List (3.2 GPA) and 74% of all student-athletes made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA).
– 20% of all student-athletes (59 overall) had a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring … second-highest percentage in school history.
– Women’s tennis had the highest GPA among all teams with a 3.772 … second-highest on record and the first time leading the department in team GPA … all nine members of the team set a program record by making the Dean’s List … also tied the mark for most on the A.D. Honor Roll.
– Football posted a 3.0 GPA for the third semester in a row with a 3.107 … second-highest GPA on record … fourth semester in a row with 50+ on the A.D. Honor Roll … tied a program record with eight making a 4.0 GPA.
– Men’s Basketball posted a 3.0 GPA for the third time in the last four semesters … third-highest mark on record … eight on the Honor Roll is third-highest on record.
– Men’s golf had a 3.493 … third-highest mark on record … tied a program record with eight on the Dean’s List and three with a 4.0.
– Men’s tennis posted a 3.601, its second-highest GPA … set a program record with 11 on the Dean’s List and 12 on the A.D. Honor Roll … tied a mark with six earning a 4.0 GPA.
– Softball had its second-highest GPA with a 3.587 … tied program records with 20 on the Dean’s List and 22 on the A.D. Honor Roll.
– Volleyball had its second-highest GPA with a 3.637 … set a program record with 23 on the Dean’s List and 25 on the A.D. Honor Roll (Beach included).
– Women’s cross country/track & field had 20 on the Dean’s List and 21 on the A.D. Honor Roll … second term in a row with 20+ on both listings.
– All seven members of the women’s golf team made the A.D. Honor Roll … tied for second-highest on record … tied a mark with four earning a 4.0 GPA.

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