TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona student-athletes’ unprecedented success in the classroom continued as the Arizona Athletics posted their summer semester record GPA with an impressive 3.288 while extending the semester streak consecutive department records above a 3.0-12 GPA.
“The historic academic success of Arizona student-athletes continues to reach new heights each semester,” said the vice president and athletic director. Dave Heke. “Our Wildcat Way mission to develop student-athletes into academic, athletic and life champions is being accomplished in record fashion. Excellence in the classroom is the hallmark of what it means to be a Wildcat. I want to congratulate our student-athletes and our dedicated CATS academic staff to continue living the Wildcat Way as a point of pride for our athletics department and our university.”
The summer of 2022 saw 136 student-athletes earn a 4.0 GPA while 221 earned a 3.0 or higher. Seven of Arizona’s programs have set all-time highs for summer GPAs, including men’s basketball, soccer, women’s basketball, softball, women’s tennis, women’s cross country and volleyball. Men’s basketball had the highest summer GPA of any men’s program with a 3.510 while women’s tennis and women’s cross country tied for the women’s title with a perfect GPA of 4.0.
Arizona Athletics posted an overall spring GPA of 3.082, which was its second-highest spring GPA in department history. Arizona’s 3,157 fall 2021 GPA was the highest semester GPA in departmental history and marked the seventh straight year that Arizona has broken its overall fall semester.