1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Achieving success in the classroom part of Transy student-athletes’ experience

Across the country, more than 460,000 young women and men compete on an NCAA collegiate level athletics team. The vast majority of these student-athletes will “go pro” in something other than sports.   At Transylvania University, student-athletes are just as focused on academics as they are on athletics. They let their success in the classroom speak for itself.  The 2017-18 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all Transy student-athletes was 3.23. The 2017-18 cumulative GPA for women’s swimming and diving and for women’s tennis was over a 3.5. The 2018 women’s gold team won the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Team GPA Award for the third highest in the nation, a 3.71. Golfers Rebecca and Rachel Fine received the highest GPAs in the Transy Class of 2021 for 2017-18. 2018 team academic awards included: Field Hockey – National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team Award Men’s Basketball – National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award Women’s Lacrosse – Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Squad Women’s Swimming & Diving – College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American Team Women’s Tennis – Intercollegiate Tennis Association All Academic Team Cooper Theobald plays on the Pioneers men’s basketball team. “On the court I am considered a hard nosed, tenacious, and motivated player,” Theobald, a senior business major, said.  “I am so much more than just an athlete. I pride myself on working hard in the classroom and I have a