The Purdue University Northwest Department of Athletics is excited to announce another strong academic semester produced by student-athletes, highlighted by a cumulative team GPA of 3.34 in Spring 2022.
It's the fifth straight semester with at least a 3.3 GPA or higher as the Pride continue to excel in the classroom. Impressively, the department-wide cumulative GPA has stood at 3.0 or higher for 13 consecutive semesters.
The Pride also maintained a 97 percent retention rate from the Fall 2021 semester to Spring 2022.
"Congratulations to our amazing student-athletes on a great semester," Rick Costello, PNW Director of Athletics said. "I want to thank the faculty, academic services staff and coaches for rallying around the Pride of PNW to achieve excellence in the classroom."
Women's Tennis registered the highest team GPA with a 3.74, followed by Women's Cross Country (3.67) and Women's Soccer (3.65) as both set all-time highs. Women's Golf and Women's Basketball were tied with a 3.59 GPA while Men's Tennis (3.58) rounded out the top five team GPA scores.
"I am proud of how our student-athletes finished this year," Natalie Jarrett, PNW Academic Services Coordinator said. "I am encouraged after my first year as the academic services coordinator, and look forward to the continued success in the classroom from our student-athletes."
Overall, 77 percent of student-athletes recorded at least a 3.0 GPA which increased by six percentage points from the fall semester.
Additionally, 21 individuals earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.