Barry Student-Athletes Post Record Highs

Barry Student-Athletes Post Record Highs
Barry's student-athletes posted record-highs in the classroom in the fall.

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Barry University’s student-athletes established a new academic high in the fall semester as 74.3 percent of the Buccaneers athletes posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better.

Each of Barry’s 12 teams had GPAs above 3.0 for the fall semester.  It marks the first time all 12 sports had team GPAs above 3.0.

The Bucs women’s golf team had a 3.678 cumulative GPA in the semester. Volleyball posted a 3.497. Men’s soccer had a 3.319. Men’s tennis had a 3.278.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes and their academic achievements,” Barry Athletic Director Mike Covone said. “All 12 of Barry University’s programs have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with nearly 75 percent of all student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher, as well. That is outstanding!”

The average term grade point average for student-athletes was 3.307 – also a Barry University high.  The university previous high was a 3.273 during the fall of 2011.

The average team cume GPA rose to 3.298 with women’s golf leading the way at 3.674. Men’s soccer was the highest of the male sports at 3.354.

A total of 5.5 percent of all student-athletes recorded 4.0 GPAs, earning them President’s List honors.

“As an NCAA Division II institution and members of the Sunshine State Conference, we are committed to a comprehensive, balanced program of students as learners and student-athletes that compete at the highest level,” Covone said. “Through the leadership of our administrators, coaches and staff, the department has created an environment that encourages and supports these types of accomplishments by all student-athletes, which is excellence in both academics and athletics.”

Barry has won nine national championships.

Team Rankings

FOR    FALL, 2012   TERM

                                      TERM GPA                                           CUM GPA   
Women’s Golf               3.678             Women’s Golf               3.674
Volleyball                      3.497             Volleyball                       3.471
Women’s Basketball     3.469             Women’s Basketball     3.432
Men’s Soccer               3.319             Men’s Soccer                 3.354
Softball                        3.309              Softball                           3.316
Men’s Tennis               3.278              Women’s Soccer           3.280
Men’s Basketball          3.276             Men’s Tennis                 3.264
Women’s Rowing         3.271             Women’s Tennis            3.227
Women’s Tennis         3.221               Women's Rowing          3.195
Baseball                      3.167               Men’s Basketball           3.184
Women’s Soccer        3.108                Baseball                         3.117
Men’s Golf                   3.096               Men’s Golf                      3.065

Team - Average Term GPA            3.307          Team - Average Cum GPA         3.298

• 74.3 % of all student-athletes had a Fall term GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• 5.5 % of all student-athletes had a 4.0 Fall term GPA.
• 74.3 %  of all student-athletes had a  cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher following Fall 2012 term.
• 12 of 12 TEAMS have TERM & CUM GPA’s of 3.0 or HIGHER