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Mavs Achieve Highest-Ever Semester GPA

Courtesy: Omaha Athletics
         
Release: January 14, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. – The University of Nebraska Omaha's 256 student-athletes achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.34 during the fall 2012 semester, the highest single-semester GPA in the history of UNO athletics and an improvement on last year’s 3.20 fall semester GPA.

The grades mark another milestone of academic achievement for Omaha's Team.  More student-athletes than ever before received a 3.50 GPA or better in a single semester, and it is the highest cumulative GPA for UNO student-athletes.

“I am proud of the hard work and dedication our student-athletes have put in to achieve such outstanding results in the classroom,” said Trev Alberts, UNO’s Director of Athletics. “Given the demands of travel and competition placed on our student-athletes, their academic success is that much more impressive. With the opening of the Brian and Carey Hamilton Academic Excellence Room this January, we are excited to be able to offer our student-athletes a more conducive learning environment and hope they can continue to garner academic accolades.”
 
Ninety-one UNO student-athletes made the Dean’s List, achieving a 3.50 GPA or better, while another 32 were named to the Chancellor’s List, signifying a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. In all, 48.0 percent (123 of 256 student-athletes) were named to an honorary list. UNO’s student-athletes boast an impressive combined cumulative GPA of 3.35 through all semesters completed.
 
The volleyball team led all 15 teams with a fall GPA of 3.77 while women’s golf came in second with a 3.70 GPA. Volleyball also placed a school-best 79 percent of its student-athletes on the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Lists. Men’s tennis posted the best men’s team GPA at 3.37, placing 62 percent of its roster on the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Lists. Men’s golf ranked second among men’s teams with a 3.29 GPA.
 
The women’s soccer team had six team members achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA while the volleyball team had five, women’s golf and softball each had four, and track and field/cross country had three.
 
“Our student-athletes worked very hard to perform so well in the classroom this semester, and we are looking forward to a great spring 2013 semester, our first with our brand new Hamilton Academic Excellence Room,” said Lindsey Stineman, UNO’s Director of Student-Athlete Success. “We are very proud of the accomplishments they have achieved, and the future is even brighter with the new resources available to them.”
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