Gator Athletes Achieve Significant Academic Success in Spring Semester

A total of 86 student-athletes graduated this year and 142 Gators garnered SEC Honor Roll recognition.
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Courtesy of UF Athletic Association

Florida student-athletes shine amid challenging spring semester, post 3.40 GPA.

Amid the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, University of Florida student-athletes enjoyed a tremendous spring semester in the classroom, with 18 of the athletic department’s programs earning a 3.0 GPA or higher during the term. Gator student-athletes compiled an average GPA of 3.40, with the women’s swimming and diving team leading the way at 3.80.

“Our student-athletes and Hawkins Center staff did a tremendous job in responding to the challenges of distance learning, and the end result was some remarkable performances in the virtual classroom this Spring. I’m proud of their commitment to excellence in all areas of their experience at the University of Florida,” athletic director Scott Stricklin said.

Florida’s student-athletes finished the semester strong; a total of 419 Gators recorded a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Ten teams recorded a semester GPA north of 3.5, with men’s tennis setting the pace for all male programs, checking in with a 3.77 GPA. In addition, the gymnastics and women’s golf programs finished above a 3.7 with GPAs of 3.72 and 3.71, respectively.

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Earlier this month, 55 graduates were celebrated during spring commencement.

For the 2019-20 academic year, 16 of the Gator programs finished with at least a 3.0 GPA. Women’s golf recorded the highest overall GPA in 2019-20, finishing with a 3.62. Men’s tennis achieved the top annual GPA of all male programs at 3.41.

A total of 86 student-athletes graduated this year, and 142 Gators garnered SEC Honor Roll recognition.