University of Saint Francis varsity student-athletes have exceeded a B average for the fifth consecutive semester.

The final Grade Point Average for all Varsity Student-Athletes at USF for the Fall 2009 semester was 3.07 (on a 4.0 scale). Women’s Volleyball led the way, achieving a 3.66 average. They were followed by Women’s Soccer (3.48) and Tennis (3.41). The Men were led by the USF Golf Team, at 3.27. The most remarkable fact is that all of these sports were in season during the Fall Semester.

“Once again, our Student-Athletes have proven the adage that, if you have a project you want done the right way, give it to someone who appears to be too busy,” said USF Director of Athletics Mark A. Pope. “The nine sports which were in season this past Fall (Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Cross-Country, Tennis and Golf) actually earned a 3.2 GPA. So, in addition to participating in their respective sports, these bright men and women excelled in the classroom – which is always our primary objective. I congratulate them, as well as their coaches, on a job well done.”

USF had 18 student-athletes participating in Fall athletics earn NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete awards led by football with six followed by women’s soccer with five. Golf and tennis announce selections in the spring. Nominated by each institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.

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