Newman student-athletes again earn top academic awards

Aug 30, 2012

For the fifth time in the past six years, Newman University athletics programs have claimed the highest average student-athlete GPA among all athletic programs in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.

Newman gained the top spot in the overall rankings for the 2011-2012 academic year with a combined GPA of 3.24, compared to 3.23 for second place St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Newman also captured top academic honors among men’s athletic teams with an average GPA of 3.16. Newman women’s athletic teams narrowly missed gaining first place among women in the conference, earning a 3.31 average GPA compared to second place Dallas Baptist University at 3.32, and number one St. Edward’s at 3.33.

Newman also captured the top spots for baseball with 3.29, women’s golf at 3.83, and men’s soccer at 3.13.

The complete 2011-12 team winners are as follows:

Baseball: Newman (3.29)
Men’s Basketball: Dallas Baptist (2.90)
Women’s Basketball: Oklahoma Panhandle State (3.44)
Men’s Cross Country: Texas-Permian Basin (3.07)
Women’s Cross Country: Dallas Baptist (3.45)
Men’s Golf: Dallas Baptist (3.47)
Women’s Golf: Newman (3.83)
Men’s Soccer: Newman (3.13)
Women’s Soccer: Dallas Baptist (3.33)
Softball: St. Edward’s (3.25)
Men’s Tennis: St. Edward’s (3.61)
Women’s Tennis: St. Edward’s (3.57)
Volleyball: St. Edward’s (3.42)