NORFOLK - A record number of Old Dominion University student athletes earned Dean’s List honors for the Fall, 2013 semester with Grade Point Averages of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Thirty per cent, or 144 student athletes, achieved the honor and will be recognized on Thursday, Feb. 27, during halftime activities of the Monarchs vs. Marshall basketball game at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
“I commend our student-athletes, coaches, and academic advising staff for the remarkable academic performances by our teams and student athletes during the fall semester. Not only are our student athletes dedicated to their sports, but they are truly committed to pursuit of academic excellence exemplified by the wonderful academic achievements of our 450 student athletes. Our coaches continue to do an excellent job in identifying strong academic performers in addition to being outstanding athletes,” says ODU director of athletics Dr. Wood Selig.
Of the 473 athletes enrolled at ODU last semester, 16 earned perfect 4.0’s, while 277 (or 58%) posted GPA’s of a 3.0 or higher.
Twelve of the Monarchs’ 18 teams, including all nine women’s sports, posted combined GPA’s of a 3.0 or higher, led by women’s golf (3.34), women’s swimming (3.30), women’s tennis (3.30), field hockey (3.26), women’s soccer (3.26), lacrosse (3.18), men’s tennis (3.12), women’s rowing (3.12), women’s sailing (3.07), women’s basketball (3.04), and baseball and wrestling (3.0).