Broncos are winners in the classroom

Broncos are winners in the classroom
The women’s tennis team led the way with a combined GPA of 3.63./Photo courtesy of SCU Archives

At the close of the spring 2003 quarter, 11 SCU sports teams finished with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The women’s tennis team led the way with a combined GPA of 3.63, as seven of its student-athletes maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better. Additionally, a report compiled by the NCAA showed that for the second year in a row, student-athletes at SCU graduate at the highest rate in the West Coast Conference and the secondhighest among Division I institutions in California. According to the report, SCU student-athletes graduated at a four-year average rate of 78 percent while the overall student body graduated at a slightly higher rate of 81 percent. Santa Clara’s student-athlete graduation rate is considerably higher than the NCAA Division I average of 60 percent for student-athletes and the 70 percent average for Division I private institutions.

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