Los Fresnos News

UTRGV Student-Athletes #Riseup To Achieve Significant Academic Success

RIO GRANDE VALLEY –The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday that the department’s student-athletes posted a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) for the 2021-22 academic year, including a 3.21 GPA in the spring, while 121 student-athletes are part of the spring semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll by achieving a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 while serving as full-time students as part of a team during the spring semester.
The department’s cumulative GPA now stands at 3.29.

Ninety-seven student-athletes recorded a GPA of at least 3.50 to earn Dean’s List recognition, including 40 student-athletes that finished the semester with perfect 4.0 GPAs.

By percentage, 59.45% of student-athletes earned a spot on the AD Honor Roll, 46.86% earned Dean’s List recognition, and 19.32% recorded 4.0 GPAs.

This is the second-straight semester in which the bar for AD Honor Roll is a 3.25 GPA after previously being 3.0.

“I am so proud of our young people for being so dedicated to their studies and succeeding academically by putting in a tremendous amount of work. This success will no doubt set up our student-athletes for success in life,” UTRGV Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque said. “To see nearly half of our student-athletes honored on the Dean’s List is remarkable. I am grateful for their dedication and that of our academic services team and coaches for their commitment to our student-athletes’ work in the classroom.”

Seven sport programs recorded team GPAs above 3.25, led by women’s tennis, which recorded a 3.66 GPA as nine of their 12 student-athletes earned both AD Honor Roll and Dean’s List recognition, including six 4.0’s.

Men’s golf led the way among men’s teams with a 3.43 GPA as six of their eight student-athletes earned a spot on the AD Honor Roll, five made the Dean’s List, and two had 4.0’s.

Baseball had department highs in those on the AD Honor Roll (23) and the Dean’s List (20) as well as those earning 4.0’s (eight).

Women’s golf had the highest percentage of AD Honor Roll recipients (80%) while women’s tennis had the highest percentage of Dean’s List honorees (75%) and 4.0’s (50%).

Men’s golf had the highest percentage among men’s teams in AD Honor Roll recipients (75%) and 4.0’s (25%) while men’s tennis led in Dean ‘s List honorees (66.67%).

A complete list of student-athletes on the spring semester AD Honor Roll can be found at this link: