VILLANOVA, Pa.—The elite educational achievement of Villanova student-athletes continued to set outstanding new benchmarks in the course of the Fall 2022 semester. One of many proudest days of the yr for Villanova Athletics occurred on Wednesday afternoon because the division launched its newest set of educational knowledge for its 24 varsity sports activities packages. Even for a varsity athletics program that’s famend for its mixture of educational and athletic prowess, Wildcats student-athletes are persevering with to lift the bar for his or her continued success across-the-board.
Dedication to educational excellence is actually a team-wide pursuit. Throughout the Fall 2022 semester all 24 varsity sports activities packages compiled a staff GPA above a 3.1. The general grade-point common for greater than 550 student-athletes in the course of the Fall semester was a lofty 3.410, marking the thirty ninth straight grading interval spanning almost two full a long time that Villanova Athletics has had a division GPA above a 3.0. It’s also the sixteenth consecutive semester that the student-athlete GPA has been larger than a 3.2.
For the third straight grading interval, the golf staff had the very best GPA at 3.752 and the ladies’s cross nation staff boasted the very best ladies’s GPA at 3.736. 4 different sports activities had a staff GPA above a 3.6 in Fall 2022, together with ladies’s swimming & diving (3.722), area hockey (3.645), rowing (3.634) and girls’s monitor & area (3.608). In all there have been 9 sports activities packages who had a GPA larger than 3.5.
From a person standpoint, there have been 41 student-athletes representing 18 totally different groups who posted an ideal 4.0 GPA within the Fall semester. The ladies’s monitor & area staff led all sports activities with 5 student-athletes who had a 4.0 GPA, adopted by baseball, soccer and males’s monitor & area who every had 4 4.0 student-athletes. Greater than two-thirds of the varsity sports activities packages (17 of 24) had a number of 4.0 student-athletes on their lively rosters in the course of the Fall semester. On a wider scale, 84 % of all student-athletes posted a GPA above a 3.0 for the semester and 50 % had been named to the Dean’s Checklist of their respective colleges for having a semester GPA of three.5 or larger.
One of many accolades a student-athlete can earn at Villanova is to be named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every semester. This award is bestowed on student-athletes who’ve a semester GPA of a minimum of 3.2; in Fall 2022 this honor included 412 people and represented greater than 74 % of all Villanova student-athletes. It’s the sixth straight semester that the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll has consisted of greater than 400 student-athletes.
The strongest indication of the elite rating that Villanova student-athletes maintain nationwide is the mix of the Wildcats success within the classroom and within the arenas of athletic competitors. Villanova Athletics is coming off a yr during which it had the very best standing amongst all BIG EAST colleges with a #54 rating within the Learfield Administrators Cup which measures across-the-board athletics success. As well as, the Wildcats led the BIG EAST with probably the most variety of student-athletes named to the convention All-Educational Staff. The Fall 2022 semester noticed continued success in in competitors for Villanova as the lads’s cross nation staff received a BIG EAST title and went on to put up its highest end on the NCAA Championships in eight years.
The discharge of educational knowledge from Fall 2022 is the newest recognition for Villanova student-athletes for fulfillment of their educational pursuits. Final November the NCAA launched its most up-to-date Commencement Success Price knowledge during which Villanova Athletics reported its highest-ever mark of 99 %. Villanova was one among solely 5 colleges nationally to have an general rating of 99 % or larger and 13 Wildcats groups posted an ideal 100% rating for the newest cohort.