Cincinnati Bearcats Athletics posts another record-breaking Academic Semester

May 13, 2021

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CINCINNATI – All 16 University of Cincinnati athletic programs achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher and student-athletes set a record GPA of 3.459 in the spring of 2021.

The Bearcats posted a department GPA over 3.0 for the 26th-consecutive grading period, dating to winter 2010. The previous record mark of 3.398 was set in fall 2020.

The department’s academic data for spring 2021 is based off actual letter grades. Some students had the option to select a P grade for anything above a C- during the marking period.

Nine squads recorded a team GPA above a 3.4 with eight achieving a 3.5 or above. The tennis team led the way with a record GPA of their own, scoring 3.941 for the grading period. Cross country had the highest score among the men’s teams with a 3.602.

Additionally, baseball, women’s cross country, football, lacrosse, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving and women’s track and field also broke their previous team high GPA records.

Individually, a record breaking 91 Bearcats achieved perfect 4.0 GPAs this Spring to earn TopCat distinction. Overall, a record breaking 263 (63% of all Bearcats) earned Dean’s List honors with a 3.4 or higher GPA and a record breaking 340 (82%) posted a 3.0 or higher GPA.

SPRING 2021 BY THE NUMBERS

  • A record breaking 3.459 departmental GPA
  • A record 340 student-athletes on Bearcats Honor Roll (82%)
  • A record 263 student-athletes on Dean’s List (63%)
  • A record 91 TopCats (4.0 for the semester)
  • 26 straight grading periods of a 3.0 or higher departmental GPA
  • 16 of 16 teams posted a 3.0 or higher team GPA
  • 9 teams had a 3.4 or higher team GPA
  • 8 teams had a 3.5 or higher team GPA
  • Baseball, women’s cross country, football, lacrosse, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, tennis, and women’s track and field earned their highest team GPAs ever.
  • Tennis earned the highest women’s GPA with a 3.941.
  • Men’s cross country earned the highest men’s GPA with a 3.602

TEAM NUMBERS

TEAM                                         GPA    TOPCAT (4.0)      DEAN’S LIST (3.4)     BEARCAT (3.0)

Baseball                                    3.354             9                             24                            33

Basketball (Men’s)                    3.108             1                              3                              5

Basketball (Women’s)              3.370             1                              8                             13

Cross Country (Men’s)              3.602             5                              9                             11

Cross Country (Women’s)        3.775             3                             16                            17

Football                                    3.212             8                             49                            74

Golf (Men’s)                              3.226             1                              4                              9

Golf (Women’s)                        3.673             3                              8                             10

Lacrosse                                    3.835            18                            29                            31

Soccer                                       3.730             7                             23                            25

Swimming & Diving (Men’s)     3.459             6                             18                            22

Swimming & Diving (Women’s) 3.727           13                            23                            26

Tennis                                       3.941             6                             11                            11

Track & Field (Men’s)               3.346             9                             18                            27

Track & Field (Women’s)          3.618             7                             36                            42

Volleyball                                  3.387             2                              9                             12

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