Student-athletes again earn top Heartland Conference GPA awards


For the fifth time in the past six years, Newman University athletics programs have claimed the highest average student-athlete GPA among all athletic programs in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.

Newman gained the top spot in the overall rankings for the 2011-2012 academic year with a combined GPA of 3.24. Newman also captured top academic honors among all Heartland men’s teams with an average GPA of 3.16. Newman also took the top spots for baseball with 3.29, women’s golf at 3.83, and men’s soccer at 3.13.

The Newman women narrowly missed gaining first place in the overall women’s teams category with a 3.31 average GPA.