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Lobo Student-Athletes Post Top-5 Semester GPA with 3.33

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Once again, Lobo student-athletes took care of business in the classroom.  Lobo student-athletes recorded a 3.33 overall grade point average, the fifth-best semester for the department.  UNM has grade history for the past 72 semesters, back to 1986.

It marked the 28th straight semester that Lobo student-athletes turned in at least a 3.0 GPA, dating back to the fall of 2008.  Overall, 71 student-athletes recorded a 4.0 or better GPA and 275 recorded a 3.0 or better GPA.  For the 2021-22 academic year, Lobos student-athletes recorded 130 4.0 GPAs and 563 3.0 GPAs.

Additionally, UNM’s female student-athletes turned in a 3.58 GPA, the 24th straight semester with at least a 3.4 GPA and the eighth straight with a 3.5 GPA.  The 3.58 is the sixth-best semester in department history on the women’s side.

UNM’s male student-athletes had a 3.09 GPA, the 21st semester in the last 22 with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Among individual programs, the women’s golf team turned in the best GPA for the semester at 3.98, marking the seventh straight semester with a 3.9 or better.  The program has been the Academic National Champion in women’s golf three straight years and could be on the way to a fourth.

On the women’s side, volleyball set a program record with a 3.81 GPA, and women’s soccer turned in its second-best GPA with a 3.84 mark.  Along with volleyball, golf and soccer, track & field/cross country and tennis finished above 3.50 for the semester.

On the men’s side, the track & field/cross country program led the way with a 3.59 GPA.  Lobo baseball in its second semester under new coach Tod Brown turned in a 3.32 GPA, the second-best mark in program history, only behind last semester’s record 3.41 mark.