PEORIA, Ill. - Bradley student-athletes continued to excel in the classroom during the 2009 Fall Semester as 105 student-athletes earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average (4.0 scale) during the grading period to earn a spot on the Bradley University Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Bradley Athletics releases the Athletic Director's Honor Roll at the conclusion of the Fall and Spring semesters each year. In order to earn a spot on the AD Honor Roll, active student-athletes registered for at least 12 hours must earn a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
"We are very proud of the continued academic success of our student-athletes," said Jennifer Jones, Director of Athletic Academic Services at Bradley and the Associate Director of the Center for Learning Assistance. "We are also grateful for the assistance of faculty, administration, support staff and coaches in helping the student-athletes achieve their educational goals, thereby enhancing their overall experience at Bradley."
Among the 105 student-athletes to earn a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the 2009 Fall Semester, a group that represents 60.0 percent of the overall student-athlete population, 27 turned in perfect 4.0 semester GPA's. Twelve of Bradley's 14 teams had at least one student-athlete record a perfect semester in the classroom.
Aided by their performance during the 2009 Fall Semester 102 of Bradley's 175 student-athletes will carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average into the 2010 Spring Semester. Sophomore men's basketball player Charonn Woods, junior men's golfer Coby Thompson, junior soccer player Tomas Nisenbom, senior women's basketball player Jenny Van Kirk, freshman women's golfer Natalie Wisniewski and junior softball players Brittany Fairbairn and Katherine Singler all continue to carry perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point averages.
Among the team highlights: not only did the women's track and field team place a department-best 18 student-athletes on the AD Honor Roll, but eight runners recorded perfect 4.0 semester GPA's; a team record 15 members of the baseball squad earned a spot on the AD Honor Roll; seven members of the men's basketball team qualified for the AD Honor Roll, all six members of the women's golf team continue to carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average; both the soccer and volleyball teams placed 13 team student-athletes on the AD Honor Roll.