SCU Student-Athletes Post 3.0 GPA 9 of the last 10 Quarters

SANTA CLARA, Calif - Santa Clara University's student-athletes posted a 3.08 grade point average (GPA) for the Winter 2010 quarter. Santa Clara's student-athletes have achieved a 3.0 GPA or better nine of the last 10 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.06. Santa Clara student-athletes posted a 3.01 GPA for the Fall 2009 quarter.

Individually, Santa Clara had 15 student-athletes achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA for the Winter 2010 quarter and 51 student-athletes posted a 3.7 GPA or higher. Fourteen Bronco programs posted a 3.0 GPA or better for the Winter quarter, with five teams posting a 3.2 GPA or better for the Winter 2010 quarter. In addition, 14 teams have a 3.0 GPA or better for their cumulative GPA - with every women's sport posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Those 14 teams who posted a 3.0 or better GPA for the Winter 2010 quarter include: men's basketball, men's cross country, men's crew, men's soccer, men's water polo, women's cross country, women's crew, women's golf, women's outdoor track, softball, women's soccer, women's tennis, volleyball and women's water polo. It is the fourth straight quarter the men's basketball team has posted a 3.0 GPA or better.

"Our teams this past quarter once again exceeded expectations in the classroom, showing that they are certainly deserving of being referred to as "student-athletes". In addition to the student-athletes themselves, I credit our coaches for fostering an atmosphere of academic achievement, and our Academic Support team of Jeff Mitchell, Zoe Segnitz and Jason Stock for all of their efforts. For me, the academic success of the athletes at Santa Clara year in and year out is truly one of the distinguishing features of the Bronco Athletics," said Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan.

On the women's side, women's outdoor track posted the highest GPA at 3.45 for the Winter quarter with volleyball very close behind at 3.41. Women's crew has the highest cumulative GPA at 3.29.

"We are extremely proud of the outstanding GPA posted by the women's track team, led by Stephanie Wilson, who was an All-American in cross country and recognized nationally on the USTCCA Academic All-American team," said Bronco head cross country/track coach Tom Service. "Their performance on and off the track has been exemplary."

On the men's side, men's cross country team posted the highest GPA at 3.20 for the Winter quarter; and men's crew posts the highest cumulative GPA at 3.22.

"Felipe and I are very proud of the men's team for their academic achievements. Success in the classroom is a big part of our mission as a program," said Service.