Tartans Continue Excellence in Classroom
(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – As Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes returned to a full slate of competition this past fall, and with winter and spring teams training to prepare for their championship seasons, work in the classroom continued with another impressive showing. One hundred and thirty student-athletes posted a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) with nearly 58 percent earning a 3.50 GPA or better.
“We are all excited to have had a more normal intercollegiate experience this year, and watching our student-athletes compete at such a high level has brought great joy and pride to our campus community,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. “With their success, they model the complete academic experience. Our Tartans are doing incredible things in the classroom, across all disciplines, and we are proud to cheer them on as they pursue all of their academic and athletic ambitions.”
The 14-member women’s golf team, which finished second at last year’s national championship, led the way with a 3.73 GPA. Twelve golfers recorded a 3.50 or better, and six students turned in4.0s. The 17-member volleyball team had twelve players pull in a 3.50 or better with six recording a 4.0 for a team GPA of 3.66. The 20-member men’s cross country team had 14 athletes earn better than a 3.50 to help them achieve the top men’s team GPA of 3.59 while also finishing 12th at the NCAA Championships.
The football team, which won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship for the first time since returning to the league in 2014, and earned a berth in the NCAA playoffs, compiled a 3.44 GPA with more than 25 percent of the team earning a 4.0.
On top of the semester success, 22 upperclassmen maintained cumulative GPA’s of 4.0 with eight graduate students also earning the top mark. The success was widespread among the colleges, as 49 students with 4.0s were enrolled in the College of Engineering, 27 in the Tepper School of Business, 32 in Dietrich College, 13 in the Mellon College of Science, seven in the School of Computer Science, and one in the College of Fine Arts and in a specialized Carnegie Mellon master’s program.