Success on and off the field
Photo by UD Athletic Department February 11, 2020
Blue Hens achieve another successful semester In the classroom
Success is not limited to the playing field for University of Delaware athletic teams.
During the 2019 fall semester, Blue Hen teams had not only the highest winning percentage in nearly five years, but also saw a combined grade point average of 3.097, marking the 11th straight semester that a mark of 3.0 or greater was achieved.
Of the 21 programs, 16 of them had a team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
“We are so proud of our talented young men and women representing the University of Delaware both on the playing fields and in their dedication in the classroom,” said Chrissi Rawak, director of Athletics and Recreation Services.
Women’s golf posted the highest team grade point average ever recorded by a team with a 3.711 team GPA. That group was one of three teams that achieved a 3.5 GPA or better as a team, which is the standard for Dean’s List at the University of Delaware. Women’s cross country (3.610) and women’s tennis (3.580) were the other two teams above a 3.5.
On the men’s side, the tennis team led the way at 3.198, followed by men’s golf (3.156) and men’s lacrosse (3.120). The men’s lacrosse team recorded the highest team GPA for a semester in program history.
“It's great to see the continued success of our student-athletes in the classroom,” said Tim Morrissey, who is in his 27th year as director of student services for athletes. “I think it really speaks to the quality of the collaboration between our coaches, academic support staff, and primarily our student-athletes who put in all of the hard work to earn these grades. It's always wonderful to see when our achievements mirror the values of the Athletic department and the University of Delaware as a whole.”
A total of 170 student-athletes, over 31 percent of Delaware's total, earned Dean's List honors and an impressive 32 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 for the fall semester.