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Student-Athletes Continue to Succeed in the Classroom

January 21, 2015
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Liberty student-athletes continue to win both on the field and in the classroom, as the athletics department finished the 2014 fall semester with a 3.1 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Liberty concluded the 2013-14 athletics season with a 3.13 cumulative GPA, marking the highest cumulative GPA in recorded athletics department history.

Under the direction of Liberty's Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Affairs Kristie Beitz, Liberty had 14 of its 20 NCAA Division I athletics programs post a team GPA above 3.0 during the Fall 2014 semester.

Entering the 2015 Spring semester, Liberty has 18 of its 20 NCAA Division I athletics programs with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher.

Individually, several student-athletes were recognized for their efforts in the classroom during the Fall 2014 semester, including Mitch Hanson being named to the Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I football first team.

Hanson was the 25th student-athlete in the NCAA Division I history of Liberty to be named to a Capital One Academic All-America ® team. Last year, Liberty set a department record with six student-athletes being named to various Capital On Academic All-America ® first or second teams.

Teams With a Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Higher:
Baseball – 3.21
Field Hockey – 3.55
Men's Golf – 3.05
Men's Soccer – 3.00
Men's Tennis – 3.35
Men's Track & Field/Cross Country – 3.14
Softball – 3.49
Volleyball – 3.43
Women's Basketball – 3.21
Women's Lacrosse – 3.39
Women's Soccer – 3.41
Women's Swimming & Diving – 3.31
Women's Tennis – 3.70
Women's Track & Field/Cross Country – 3.27

Teams With a 3.0 GPA or Higher during Fall 2014:
Baseball – 3.07
Field Hockey – 3.47
Men's Golf – 3.11
Men's Tennis – 3.40
Softball – 3.29
Volleyball – 3.52
Women's Basketball – 3.29
Women's Lacrosse – 3.33
Women's Soccer – 3.21
Women's Swimming & Diving – 3.37
Women's Tennis – 3.89
Women's Track & Field/Cross Country – 3.18