By LCU Sports Information
PINEVILLE, La. (LCU Sports Information) – Louisiana Christian University’s varsity student-athletes excelled in the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year, as the school announced the cumulative GPA for student-athletes was 3.04 for the year.
“The cumulative GPA of 3.04 of is tremendous,” LCU President Rick Brewer said. “The goal of every college athletic program is a 3.0.
LCU returned its athletics program to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2021 and resumed granting athletic scholarships after two decades in the NCAA’s Division III, which does not permit grant-in-aid based solely on athletic performance. That change did not hinder the academic excellence of Wildcat student-athletes, Brewer said.
“We moved to the NAIA and didn’t lose our stride in the classroom,” Dr. Brewer said. “We should never underestimate the value athletics brings to LCU. This also amplifies our vision to add more athletic programs going forward.”
LCU women’s soccer team reported the highest cumulative GPA of any team with a 3.52 GPA, while the men’s golf team’s cumulative GPA of 3.47 was the highest of the five men’s teams.
All nine varsity teams reported a cumulative GPA of 2.64 or better through the end of the Spring 2023 semester. Seven out of nine teams reported a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
“Louisiana Christian University is a special institution, and it takes a special individual to excel academically and in athletics at this institution,” LCU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Reni Mason said. “I think this year’s achievement speaks volumes to the type of student-athlete our coaches have recruited and continue to recruit. Kudos to our student-athletes and our coaches for working hard for this achievement.”