Redbird Student-Athletes Post 3.27 GPA in Spring 2022 Semester

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State student-athletes continue to earn high marks in the classroom, as the Redbirds compiled a 3.27 grade point average (GPA) in the spring 2022 semester, as the announced the assistant athletic director for studies and life skills Joe Klausner Thursday.

“Our Redbirds had a great spring semester in the classroom and have much to be proud of,” Klausner said. “The level of competition on the playing field and in the classroom is a value we instill in all of our student-athletes and the success they have had this spring is only a reflection of their commitment. many Redbirds who paved the way and helped lay the foundation for a culture of academic excellence and it continues to this day.It has now been 13 consecutive semesters of a GPA of 3.20 semesters or higher by our students- Redbird athletes, which is a huge feat.

A total of 321 Redbird student-athletes have been named to the AFNI Honor Roll, representing more than 74% of the group, including all members of the women’s golf and men’s tennis teams. Additionally, a total of 112 student-athletes posted perfect GPAs of 4.0 during the spring semester.

“The tremendous support from the administration, coaches, Karin L. Bone Athletics Study Center staff and so many others who value a holistic approach to student-athlete development makes sharing these moments even more special,” Klausner continued. “It has always taken a unified team effort to impact the experiences of our Redbird student-athletes and that will never change. We certainly have an amazing group of student-athletes who represent this institution, this department and this community.”

The ISU women’s programs combined for a 3.55 cumulative GPA and the Illinois State men’s teams combined to earn a 3.03 semester GPA. The Redbird tennis teams recorded the highest GPA ratings of the spring, with the women leading all programs with a 3.77 and the men’s team leading the men’s programs with a 3.61.

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