|Northern Kentucky University student-athletes continue success on the field — and in the classroom.|
Academic excellence continues to be a tradition among Northern Kentucky University's student-athletes, a cornerstone reaffirmed in the 2021 fall semester as the Norse registered a department-wide 3.41 cumulative GPA.
"Our student-athletes continue to make us proud," said Ken Bothof, director of athletics. "Not only did they navigate continued challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic with grace, but they also experienced tremendous success in both the classroom and in competition. It is truly inspiring to watch them excel academically at such a high level."
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The GPA posted by NKU's approximately 231 student-athletes this fall underscored a pair of trends:
- 21 straight semesters with at least a 3.0 GPA
- 15 straight semesters at or above a 3.2 GPA
Twenty-eight Norse undergraduate student-athletes qualified for the prestigious President’s Honors List with 4.0 GPAs. Another 77 scored Dean's List recognition with GPAs between 3.6-3.99.
At commencement this fall, five student-athletes were awarded degrees.
Fall 2021 Graduates:
- Baseball (1): Andrew Bacon
- Softball (1): Caitlin Karo
- Women’s Track & Field (1): Tyra Kennedy
- Women’s Soccer (1): Megan Patrick
- Women’s Tennis (1): Margita Sunjic