May 14, 2013
Student-athletes at the University of Kentucky posted a 3.14 combined GPA, the highest mark in Mitch Barnhart's tenure.
It comes on the heels of a 3.03 GPA in the fall semester.
"When I established the goal of a 3.0 overall GPA for our department, I knew I was setting the bar high," Barnhart said in a release. "To reach it for an entire athletic year for the first time is an accomplishment our student-athletes should be very proud of. I commend and thank them for their hard work."
Sixteen of 20 UK teams posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The men's basketball team posted a 3.39, highest of any men's sport.
“I’m proud of the hard work our guys have put in both on and off the court,” Calipari said in a release. “When you come to Kentucky, you are either going pro or getting a degree — or both. We call it the success rate, and right now we’re batting 100 percent. When you run a players-first program, it’s not just about loving to play basketball; it’s about teaching our kids the love of learning.”
Here's the full list, per UK: