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Tartans Continue to Excel in Classroom

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(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) –  The Tartans closed the 2023-24 academic year in style with a national championship in women’s golf and a national runner-up finish in men’s golf, while the student-athlete cohort of 481 tallied remarkable achievements in the classroom. Nearly 68 percent earned a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) or better with 147 students achieving a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester. The golf finishes, along with outstanding performances from the track and field athletes that resulted in six All-America finishes, helped propel the Tartans to 13th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings, marking the department’s highest finish.

“Carnegie Mellon’s student-athletes represent the absolute best of intercollegiate athletics. They are standout students in their respective disciplines, and they are establishing new standards across their sports,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. “We are so excited to be winning championships and climbing the Directors’ Cup standings, but we are more excited to do it as we demonstrate that academic and athletic excellence can and should go together.”

The swimming and diving teams also had tremendous success in the winter, as the men’s team finished eighth at the national championships and the women 22nd. In the classroom, 17 men’s swimmers had 4.0 GPAs, while 18 women achieved perfection. The team’s had GPAs of 3.61 and 3.73, respectively.

The women’s golf team led the department in the classroom with a 3.83 spring semester GPA and a 3.79 GPA for the year. All 10 team members had a 3.50 or better with four earning a 4.0 GPA.

The men’s golf team led the department with a 3.79 GPA for the semester while the men’s tennis team had a 3.71 for the semester and a 3.72 average for the year.

On top of the semester success, 19 upperclassmen maintained cumulative GPA’s of 4.0 while seven graduate students recorded perfect marks for the year. The success was widespread among the colleges, as 57 students with 4.0s were enrolled in the College of Engineering, 34 in the Tepper School of Business, 25 in Dietrich College with nine enrolled in information systems, 11 in the School of Computer Science, 10 in the Mellon College of Science, and one from the College of Fine Arts.