LUBBOCK, Texas – Despite unprecedented circumstances, Texas Tech student-athletes turned in another impressive semester in the classroom, recording the highest term and cumulative GPA in school history.
Texas Tech concluded the spring semester with its student-athletes from all sports combining for a 3.62 GPA, raising its cumulative GPA to an impressive 3.38 that snapped the previous school record of 3.28 that was set only this past fall.
“Our student-athletes continue to impress in what they are able to accomplish in the classroom,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “We couldn’t be prouder of what our student-athletes were able to achieve this spring, especially with the circumstances the end of this semester presented.”
This is the 11th-consecutive semester Texas Tech student-athletes have combined for at least a 3.0 GPA. Texas Tech had each of its athletic programs record at least a 3.0 GPA as a team with 11 of those sports boasting a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Texas Tech had 138 student-athletes, approximately 34 percent of its student-athlete population, post a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. The semester also included 69 percent of student-athletes (281) with a 3.3 GPA or higher and 86 percent of student-athletes (352) with at least a 3.0 GPA.
In addition, Texas Tech had 130 student-athletes named to the President’s List and 100 other student-athletes who were recognized on the Dean’s List.
Texas Tech’s tennis programs featured the two highest team GPAs for the semester as the men’s squad recorded a 3.87 following by the women’s team at 3.81 and then soccer at 3.78, baseball at 3.77 and women’s basketball at 3.71. The women’s basketball program slightly edged soccer and women’s tennis for the highest cumulative GPA in the department as the Lady Raiders have a 3.60 as a team, which barely leads the 3.59 averages by soccer and women’s tennis.
Texas Tech student-athletes have a dedicated staff at the Marsha Sharp Center who guide each student-athletes to success from the time of enrollment to graduation. The Marsha Sharp Center provides space for private study, computer labs, supplemental instruction classrooms and private conferencing area for tutoring and mentoring appointments.