St. Bonaventure Student-Athletes Produce Record Success In The Classroom

St. Bonaventure Student-Athletes Produce Record Success In The Classroom

Forty-four percent of Bonaventure student-athletes produce 3.5 GPA or higher

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University student-athletes continued to shine in the classroom during the 2016 fall semester, recording a 3.29 cumulative GPA. That marks the best student-athlete cumulative GPA on record for the University and the 23rd consecutive semester St. Bonaventure student-athletes have posted a cumulative GPA over 3.0 – a run of over 11 straight years.

Included in that total are 121 St. Bonaventure student-athletes who earned a spot on the Fall Atlantic 10 Honor Roll, reserved for those student-athletes who have a 3.5 GPA or better during the specified semester. That number is also a St. Bonaventure record and represents 44 percent of the 276 student-athletes who wore the Brown and White during the fall semester.

Thirteen of St. Bonaventure's teams had a 3.1 GPA or higher during the fall semester – women's swimming (3.558), softball (3.527), golf (3.523), women's cross country (3.450), women's soccer (3.393), women's basketball (3.378), baseball (3.370), women's lacrosse (3.319), men's swimming (3.305), men's tennis (3.287), men's cross country (3.119), men's soccer (3.112) and women's tennis (3.102).

Again, 13 Bonnies teams have cumulative GPAs above 3.0 while the average student-athlete cumulative GPA is 3.258.  During the fall semester, 78 percent of St. Bonaventure's student-athletes (213) had a GPA of 3.00 or higher while 71 percent (201) have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better. Sixty-one percent of St. Bonaventure student-athletes (171) earned a spot on the University Dean's List for fall 2016.

"This data just verifies that at St. Bonaventure our athletes are genuinely student-athletes who excel on the court, on the turf and in the classroom. They make us all proud to be Bonnies!" said Dr. Andrew Roth, president of St. Bonaventure. "My heartiest congratulations to our athletes, coaches, Athletics support staff, faculty and all those who work to ensure our students' success."

"Our student-athletes want to be at the top of the class; that's just inherent in them," said Athletics Director Tim Kenney. "We have a higher number of student-athletes than ever, so to also have a higher GPA than ever is a testament to them, to the coaches and staff, and also to the partnership between Athletics and the faculty. Everyone is committed to our student-athletes' success and care about them as individuals."

The Spring 2016 semester previously saw Bonnies student-athletes post a 3.17 cumulative GPA with 97 reaching the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.