In the classroom, the 2018-19 year stands as UR’s strongest academic performance on record for Spider student-athletes, surpassing last year’s achievements. This year’s average team GPA was a 3.22. Among our 375 student-athletes, their average GPA was a 3.17, another best in program history.
Individually, 67-percent of the student-athletes earned a 3.00 or better this year, yet another record! Also, over 62-percent of all student-athletes now boast a cumulative GPA of a 3.00 or better during their careers.
Eight different Spider teams established new records this past year for team GPA. Setting the new marks included men’s basketball, women’s basketball, field hockey, football, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse and women’s track and field.
Football senior kicker Griffin Trau was named Academic All-America for his work on the field and in the classroom. Trau also was a recipient of a Fulbright Award with an English teaching assistantship in the Czech Republic. Former Spider swimmer Emily Landon earned a Fulbright Scholarship and will continue her graduate education in Tajikistan next year.