JERSEY CITY, NJ – With the fall term wrapped up and grades finalized, the19 Division I athletic programs at Saint Peter's University have again accomplished record success in the classroom. The average grade point average (GPA) of the student-athletes was a 3.192, with 30 percent of student-athletes recording over a 3.5 GPA and 67 percent posting a GPA over 3.0.
"We strive for our student-athletes to excel in all areas of their Saint Peter's experience, but there is no greater priority than the classroom," said Director of Athletics, Bryan Felt. "Thank you to all of our student-athletes, our coaches and especially our academic advising office staff for everything that they do to make this success possible."
The women's tennis team posted the highest team GPA which was above a 3.5, while 17 out of the 19 teams cumulative GPA was over a 3.0 for the fall 2017 semester. Six total programs also posted higher team GPAs in the fall than in the spring of 2017.
"Here at Saint Peter's, there is an emphasis placed on learning and on the development of the whole person," said Academic Athletic Coordinator, Paige Vicari. "Each semester, our student-athletes continue to maintain outstanding grades individually and as teams. I am proud of what these young adults are doing in the classroom and I cannot wait to see the improvements from the fall to the spring of this academic year."