NDSU student-athletes make the grade in the fall semester
NDSU student-athletes compiled a 3.08 cumulative grade-point average during the fall 2009 semester. This was the fifth straight semester in a row according to Gene Taylor, director of athletics.
Ten of the 14 Bison intercollegiate teams had semester grade-point averages higher than 3.0 while another team fell just short. Twenty-six student-athletes achieved a 4.0 grade-point average and 55.3 percent had grade-point averages of 3.0 and higher.
“We are very pleased with the efforts of our student athletes in the classroom. Their commitment to success academically as well as athletically is indicative of the type of young people we have in our program. We are very proud of their outstanding effort this semester,” said Taylor.
The Bison women’s basketball team, coached by Carolyn DeHoff, had the highest team grade-point average at 3.44.
“The academic accomplishments of our student-athletes highlights their dedication to the classroom. We appreciate their understanding of the importance of their studies and the balance they strike between their academic success and athletic performance,” said Lynn Dorn, director of women’s athletics.
The women’s track and field team had the second highest grade-point average at 3.38, women’s volleyball team was third with 3.35, women’s soccer team was fourth with 3.29, men’s golf team was fifth with 3.21, women’s golf team was sixth with 3.20, women’s cross country was seventh with 3.18, men’s track and field team was eighth with 3.14, baseball team was ninth with 3.13 and men’s cross country was 10th with 3.10.