May 25, 2006
ATLANTA–An all-time high 51.4 percent of Georgia Tech’s student-athletes achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the spring semester.
The average GPA for all Tech student-athletes for the semester was 2.85.
Tech’s fourth-ranked men’s golf team leads the way with a 3.47 team GPA, including three team members with perfect 4.0’s. Academic All-America Roberto Castro leads the Yellow Jacket golfers as they compete for the national title at next week’s NCAA Championships.
Seven of Tech’s eight women’s sports posted team grade point averages above 3.05.
A total of 27 student-athletes posted perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the spring semester.
“The academic achievement of our student-athletes is our most important mission,” said Tech Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich. “Just as they compete at the highest level in their sports, Georgia Tech student-athletes compete against the very best in the academic arena. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments, and we are committed to providing the opportunity for every student-athlete to be successful in the classroom and on the field.”