Warriors achieve academic success
The Hawai’i basketball team is not only making progress on the court this season, it is also doing so in the classroom.
The grades from last semester have been recorded, and the Warriors now have a cumulative team grade point average of 2.92, which is the highest it has been in more than a dozen years (academic records do not go past the year 2000).
Here is the official release from the UH Media Relations office:
HONOLULU –The University of Hawai’i men’s basketball has created a buzz with its best league start in more than a decade. But the highlights aren’t limited to the court as the team has also achieved major milestones in the classroom.
The team’s current cumulative GPA of 2.92 is the highest cumulative GPA on record going back more than a dozen years. That number includes a strong fall 2012 semester in which the team finished with a 2.89 grade point average, the second highest semester GPA on record. The only higher semester GPA came in spring 2002, when the team finished with a 3.06.
“I am so proud of our guys for taking care of business in the classroom,” head coach Gib Arnold said. “To have the highest cumulative GPA on record is outstanding and it shows the dedication of these young men who carry so many responsibilities during the season both on and off the court. I am grateful for all the hard work of our entire academic support staff, particularly Kari Ambrozich, Jim Gillespie and Jenny Matsuda, for their guidance in helping all members of our team become true student-athletes.”
The upward trend in the classroom was also noted in the latest Academic Performance Rate (APR) released last summer. The NCAA cited UH men’s basketball with a Public Recognition Award for posting multiyear scores in the top 10 percent in all of college basketball.