Gopher athletes score all-time-high GPA

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It was another banner semester for the 700-plus Gopher student-athletes. The Golden Gophers recorded a 3.28 GPA for fall semester 2018, which betters the previous best of 3.24 set in the spring of 2017. Minnesota also posted a cumulative 3.25 GPA, another department best.

Last semester, the Golden Gophers had 13 programs improve their GPA from the previous term. Four teams posted their highest semester GPA this past fall: football (3.20), men's hockey (3.41), softball (3.54), and women's swimming and diving (3.49). The Gophers also had four programs add their best cumulative GPA: football (3.11), men's gymnastics (3.35), men's hockey (3.22), and softball (3.48).

There were 37 Gopher student-athletes with 4.0 GPA semesters, while 264 posted a 3.5 or higher GPA in the fall. There are currently 13 student-athletes who hold a cumulative 4.0 GPA, while 205 sit at a 3.50 GPA or higher.

"I'd like to commend the dedication from our student-athletes and thank the administration and coaches for their support in achieving this great academic accomplishment," says JT Bruett, director of the Lindahl Academic Center.
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