As the success of the University’s varsity programs continue to grow, so, too, does the academic profile of GW’s student-athletes.
At Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, University president Steven Knapp announced that the cumulative student-athlete GPA last semester was 3.14, the highest in the history of the University. He emphasized the importance of the athletics strategic plan, which sought to improve the academic resources available to student-athletes, in aiding this increase.
Academics have also been a visible priority for athletic director Patrick Nero over his two years in office. The most successful student-athletes perform well on and off the court, Nero’s said in the past, and said that strong academic performances are key in building athletic programs “the right way.”