Record 468 Penn State Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA During Fall Semester

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A school record 468 Penn State student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 GPA last semester, with 197 earning Dean’s list honors for having above a 3.5 GPA. That’s 59 percent of Penn State’s nearly 800 athletes university-wide.¬†This new release also breaks the 2012 record of 463.

“I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their consistent dedication to academic achievement and maintaining its proper place at the forefront of the Penn State student experience,” said AD David Joyner in a statement. “The credit belongs to the student-athletes, coaches, professors and Morgan Center staff for another record academic performance from the fall semester, our high graduation rates and many outstanding academic successes.”

The average student-athlete GPA came out to a 3.04, with 19 of 31 teams averaging above a 3.0. While John Urschel might get most of the attention in this department, it’s important to know that there are hundreds of other Penn Staters excelling both in the classroom and on the field.¬†

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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