2010-11 YEAR IN REVIEW
ACADEMICS GPA CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
Teams With 3.0 G.P.A. Fall Spring Men’s Cross Country 3.50* 3.78* Women’s Cross Country 3.54 3.82^ Men’s Golf 3.30 3.33 Women’s Golf 3.65* 3.65* Softball 3.36* 3.35 Soccer 3.41* 3.34 Men’s Tennis 3.00 3.05 Women’s Tennis 3.51* 3.40 Men’s Track & Field 3.51* 3.71* Women’s Track & Field 3.30 3.24 Volleyball 3.34 3.17 *Highest team GPA on record ^Highest GPA for any UTC program on record
More Academic Honors in 2010-11 • School-record 78 student-athletes named to the fall, winter and spring Academic All-Southern Conference Teams. • Led the Southern Conference with seven Student-Athlete of the Week honors. • School-record 33 student-athletes made a 4.0 g.p.a. in the 2011 spring semester. • Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were named USTFCCA All-Academic. The men were ranked No. 15 in the nation with a 3.46 g.p.a. while the women were No. 22 with a 3.59. • Women’s cross country set a school-record with a 3.86 team g.p.a. in the spring. • Track & Field’s David Moore and Chris Berry both made the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District squad. • Football set a program mark with a 2.66 g.p.a. in the spring. Nine student-athletes made the 2010 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team, second only to the 10 who made the squad last year. • Junior receiver Joel Bradford was an All-American on the field and earned a spot on the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team for his work in the classroom. • All five members of the men’s golf team who played at the 2011 NCAA Regionals made the Honor Roll during the spring semester. • SoCon Individual Champion and Women’s Golfer of the Year Emma de Groot posted a 4.0 g.p.a. in the spring semester, an amazing feat to accomplish during her competition season. • The SoCon Champion softball team had seven starters on the Dean’s List in the spring semester. • Soccer earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for having over a 3.0 g.p.a. The Lady Mocs set a program record with a 3.41 in the fall and a team-best nine student-athletes on the 2010 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference squad. • The women’s tennis team set a new program mark with a 3.51 g.p.a. in the fall semester. • Volleyball had a program-record eight studentathletes on the 2010 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team.
Known for guiding, encouraging and supporting its student-athletes in their quest for comprehensive excellence, the Chattanooga Athletics Department is built on six core values; Integrity, Respect, Positive Attitude, Premier Service, Accountability and Continuous Improvement. Looking back at the academic achievements last season, Continuous Improvement was certainly the theme for UTC student-athletes. New standards were set in grade-pointaverages, Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores and academic accolades throughout the entire program. The biggest story of the year was the Mocs improving their overall g.p.a. for the sixth semester in a row. UTC set a program high with a 2.95 g.p.a. in the fall and topped that with a 2.97 in the spring. In addition, for three straight semesters over half of all Chattanooga student-athletes made the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll with a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher. “Our student-athletes continue to amaze me in the way they raise the bar every semester,” stated Director of Athletics Rick Hart. “Each time our overall g.p.a. goes up, it gets harder and harder to increase, yet we continue to set records in the classroom. This is truly a testament of their hard work and dedication to achieving comprehensive excellence.” Another big story in the classroom was Chattanooga’s improvement in its APR performance. All 17 of the Mocs teams posted a single-year APR score of 933 or higher for the first time since the scores began six years ago. The football team is also clear of all penalties for the first time and had the highest single-season improvement in the Southern Conference. As you can see, Chattanooga’s academic success is seen across the board. Of the 17 programs at UTC, 16 received some form of team or individual academic recognition during the year. “We have invested a lot of energy and resources into supporting our student-athletes in their academic endeavors,” added Hart. “The response has been rewarding for everyone involved and I hope our academic achievements are a source of pride for our program, the University and the Chattanooga community.”
Each member of the SoCon Champion women’s golf team made the Dean’s List in both the fall and spring semesters. The Mocs also had a program-record 3.65 team g.p.a. both terms.
Published on Aug 15, 2011
Published on Aug 15, 2011
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