Creighton Wins MVC Academic Award For Sixth Time in Last Seven Years
For the sixth time in the eight-year existence of the award, Creighton University has been recognized with the Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award. Bluejay student-athletes posted a 3.33 cumulative grade-point average over the 2009-10 academic calendar, the school's best mark ever. Creighton previously shared the award in 2003-04, and were the outright winners in 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, and last year.
The NCAA recently introduced a new tool for the evaluation of the academic quality of participating programs. The Academic Progress Report is intended to gauge the progress student-athletes are making to degree completion and graduation. In the spring of 2010 Creighton had four teams post multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports: men's golf, women's cross country, women's golf and women's volleyball.
Creighton had 144 student-athletes make the Dean's List at least once last year, including 71 student-athletes who earned the honor both semesters. One hundred one of Creighton's 232 student-athletes (43.5 percent) earned a 3.50 GPA or better during the spring 2010 semester, while 16 student-athletes (6.9 percent) earned perfect 4.00 GPA's during the spring 2010 semester and 175 student-athletes (75.4 percent) earned a 3.00 GPA or better in the spring semester.
Eleven teams (women's basketball, crew, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, women's golf, women's soccer, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball) had team GPA's of 3.20 or better and every team owns a cumulative GPA of 2.74 or better.
To read more about Creighton’s recognition visit the Athletics website.