Wildcat Student-Athletes Excel In The Classroom

Wildcat Student-Athletes Excel In The Classroom
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – All 15 Wayne State College athletic programs posted a team grade point average above 3.00 for the spring 2021 semester.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, the student-athletes also ended the 2020-21 academic year with an impressive cumulative grade point average of 3.5042.

The overall grade point average of the 15 Wildcat athletic programs and approximately 275 student-athletes for the 2021 spring semester was 3.495, highlighted by Wayne State volleyball posting a 3.968 grade point average for the semester with 11 of the teams’ 15 athletes posting a 4.00 grade point average for this semester.  Overall, 54 student athletes recorded a 4.00 grade point average during the 2021 spring semester.

Wayne State had a record 16 seniors earn the NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award this year, given to a graduating senior that maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher in their time at Wayne State.

A total of 139 student-athletes were awarded the NSIC All-Academic Award, given to a student-athlete with sophomore academic and athletic standing that carries at least a 3.20 grade point average of higher.

With the May 28 announcement of women’s basketball player Erin Norling named CoSIDA Academic All-American Third Team, it marks the 16th straight year that a Wildcat student-athlete has achieved Academic All-American status.

Listed below is a team-by-team listing of grade point averages for the 2021 spring semester and the cumulative grade point average for each sport.

Sport                2021 Spring GPA         Cumulative GPA
Volleyball                              3.968               3.876
Women’s Cross Country  3.885             3.765
Men’s Cross Country     3.375                  3.737
Women’s Soccer           3.477                    3.616
Women’s Track/Field     3.756                 3.540
Women’s Basketball      3.305                 3.530
Women’s Golf               3.669                     3.485
Softball                         3.229                        3.357
Men’s Track/Field          3.167                   3.298
Men’s Basketball           3.306                    3.277
Baseball                       3.375                         3.239
Football                        3.199                         3.129