GPA Success Follows Liberty’s Accomplishments at the National Level
During a year where Liberty’s student-athletes are succeeding at the national level, the Flames are also continuing their success in the classroom.
Following the conclusion of the 2021-22 academic year, Liberty Athletics continues to have 19 of its 20 NCAA Division I athletics programs maintain a 3.0 or higher team cumulative GPA.
Liberty Athletics finished the 2021-22 academic year with a 3.27 cumulative GPA, matching the second highest recorded mark in athletics department history.
Overall, the cumulative GPA for Liberty’s 590-plus student-athletes has risen nine out of the last 11 semesters.
Individually, a total of 114 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Spring 2022 semester, while 55 finished the 2021-22 academic year with an unblemished 4.0 GPA.
At the conclusion of the Spring 2022 semester, 415 student-athletes are maintaining a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (70.2 percent).
Liberty’s Academic Affairs for Athletics staff continues to be one of the driving forces behind Flames student-athletes succeeding in the classroom.
After guiding Liberty’s student-athletes through the uncharted territories of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Liberty Academic Affairs for Athletics staff has seamlessly helped the Flames’ student-athletes transition back to a more traditional in-classroom learning experience.
This group of dedicated individuals spends countless hours each week working alongside Liberty’s 590-plus student-athletes. The staff continues to help Liberty student-athletes thrive in their pursuit of academic, athletic, social and spiritual development.
Liberty’s women’s swimming & diving team continues to maintain its hold on the top team GPA in the athletics department. The Lady Flames, who captured their fourth CCSA championship in a row and sent Maddie Freeze to the Zone Diving Championships for the second year in a row, lead all of Liberty’s 20 NCAA Division I athletics program with a 3.72 cumulative GPA.
The men’s soccer program holds the highest team GPA among Liberty’s men’s athletics programs with a 3.51 team GPA.
Liberty’s men’s golf team led all men’s programs during the Spring 2022 semester with a 3.49 GPA and will be making its third-straight appearance this weekend at the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Earlier in the fall, Liberty’s field hockey team became the first-ever Liberty Athletics program to advance to a NCAA National Championship game where they squared off against No. 7 Northwestern in Ann Arbor, Mich. The team finished the year with a 3.45 cumulative GPA.
Liberty’s men’s and women’s track & field/cross country programs sent 24 student-athletes to this weekend’s NCAA East Preliminary Round track & field event in Bloomington, Ind. Additionally, the women’s team had a runner (Calli Doan) finish in 28th place at the NCAA 2021 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. The women’s team finished the year with a 3.45 cumulative GPA, while the men’s squad posted a 3.12 mark.
Liberty’s softball team advanced to its second-straight NCAA Regional earlier this month, where they opened the Regional with a 2-0 shutout win over No. 19 Georgia. In the classroom, the Lady Flames finished the 2022 spring semester with a 3.12 cumulative team GPA.
Liberty’s men’s tennis program won its second-straight ASUN Conference title and made the program’s first-ever appearance at the NCAA Men’s Tennis Team Championship. The team finished the Spring 2022 semester with a 3.33 cumulative GPA.
Following a season in which Liberty won its third-straight bowl game, a 56-20 victory over Eastern Michigan in the LendingTree Bowl, the football team posted a 2.95 team GPA during the 2022 spring semester.
Liberty is just one of five FBS teams in the country who have won a bowl game each of the last three seasons, joining Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Louisiana.
Below is a list of teams which currently have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA:
- Women’s Swimming & Diving | 3.72 GPA
- Volleyball | 3.69 GPA
- Women’s Soccer | 3.64 GPA
- Women’s Tennis | 3.60 GPA
- Men’s Soccer | 3.51 GPA
- Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country | 3.45 GPA
- Field Hockey | 3.45 GPA
- Men’s Golf | 3.43 GPA
- Women’s Lacrosse | 3.42 GPA
- Women’s Basketball | 3.38 GPA
- Men’s Tennis | 3.33 GPA
- Men’s Basketball | 3.14 GPA
- Softball | 3.12 GPA
- Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country | 3.12 GPA
- Baseball | 3.08 GPA
“Liberty is blessed with an exceptional culture where our student-athletes are thriving academically, athletically, spiritually and socially. The academic achievements of our student-athletes are a credit to their hard work and the incredible support they receive from the Academic Affairs for Athletics staff, the Liberty faculty and our coaching staff.”
Ian McCaw, Director of Athletics
“Liberty University student-athletes continue to pursue and achieve the highest level of excellence in the classroom with the support of faculty, staff, mentors, tutors and the Academic Affairs for Athletics staff. We are all so proud of their achievements.”
Kristie Beitz, Senior Associate Athletics Director – Academic Affairs