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Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/18/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 18, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The combined grade point average (G.P.A.) of the University of New Mexico's 21 athletics programs for the 2009 fall semester was 3.12 according to the UNM registrar's office. That's the second-highest fall semester G.P.A. since UNM began tracking grades in 1988, and ties the second-highest G.P.A. overall. The record of 3.14 was set in the fall of 2008 and the top spring semester of 3.12 occurred in 2009, meaning the top-three semesters have been achieved in the past three terms. The Lobos have now reached a G.P.A. of 3.00 or better for 14 of the last 15 semesters.

"Our student-athletes continue to do a great job of balancing excellence in the classroom and in their sports," said UNM Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs. "Maintaining that balance at the Division I level is extremely tough with the demands on their time and energies."

2009 University of New Mexico Fall Semester Grade Point Averages

Men
Baseball - 3.06
Basketball - 2.77
Football - 2.41
Golf - 3.44
Skiing - 3.70
Soccer - 3.21
Tennis - 3.07
Track* - 3.21

Women
Basketball - 3.36
Golf - 3.60
Skiing - 3.77
Soccer - 3.49
Softball - 3.20
Swimming - 3.31
Tennis - 3.79
Track* - 3.30
Volleyball - 3.51

Total - 3.12

*includes cross country, indoor and outdoor track

Academic Notes from the 2009 Fall Semester

• Baseball recorded its third consecutive semester of over a 3.0 (3.06) ... second-highest overall

• Men's basketball recorded its fifth-highest Fall GPA (2.77)

• Women's basketball has had a 3.0 or better GPA every semester since the Spring 2001 and 22 of the last 23 semesters

• Men's golf posted its highest semester GPA at 3.44, besting its previous high of 3.43 from Spring 2009 ... 4 of the past 5 semesters have been 3.24 or higher

• Women's golf (3.60) posted its third-highest GPA ... has had a 3.05 GPA or higher for 17 straight semesters and a 3.01 or higher for 27 of the past 28 terms

• Men's skiing matched its spring GPA by maintaining at 3.70 ... 21 consecutive semesters of 3.23 or higher

• The women's ski team posted a record 3.77 GPA in the fall, 3rd-highest overall ... at least a 3.28 for 18 consecutive terms

• Men's soccer (3.21) makes it 11 of 12 semesters with a 3.12 or higher

• Women's soccer (3.49) had its second-best fall semester GPA and second-highest overall (3.50 in fall 2004)

• Softball (3.20) has had seven consecutive semesters with at least a 3.0

• Swimming & diving (3.31) has posted a 3.29 GPA or higher for eight consecutive terms

• Men's tennis has back-to-back Fall semesters of 3.07 or higher

• Women's tennis recorded the top team GPA of the Fall at 3.79 and the team's best semester GPA in squad history ... has had a 3.05 GPA or higher for 36 consecutive semesters

• Men' track & field/cross country (3.21) makes the biggest jump in GPA from a 2.84 in the spring to a 3.21 in the fall ... the squad's best overall semester GPA in program history

• Women's track & field/cross country (3.30) has had a 3.25 GPA or higher for 12 straight semesters

• Volleyball (3.51) recorded its second-highest GPA and its 15th straight semester of 3.06 or higher

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