June 12, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Along with five Atlantic Sun Conference Championships, three state championships in rowing and six teams making an appearance in the NCAA postseason, Jacksonville University athletics capped a successful 2006-07 academic campaign with a 3.03 overall cumulative GPA.
JU reached the academic mark after 11 of its 18 athletic teams finished the year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Dolphins just narrowly missed the mark last year by tallying a 2.99 GPA. Leading the way for the Dolphins was the women's golf team, who finished the year with a 3.44 GPA.
"We want our student-athletes to attain success in the classroom as well as the playing fields and I'm very proud of this accomplishment," said JU director of athletics Alan Verlander. "This is a solid indicator of our coaches recruiting the right type of student-athlete and our academic staff and coaches working hard to ensure their success. The JU faculty should receive recognition in this honor as well because they work hard everyday to educate our young men and women."
Individually, 159 JU student-athletes earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better during the academic year. The Dolphins also 64 student athletes who earned Dean's List distinctions and five student-athletes garnered President's Honor Roll accolades with a 4.0.