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....but it's still pretty cool.
11 Colleges With the Smartest Athletes
The dumb jock might not yet be a thing of the past, but it definitely appears that more and more student athletes are realizing only about 1% of them are going to go pro and they’d better hit the books. Both the NCAA and the federal government put out stats on college student athletes’ graduation rates, and although it’s not at all our intention to downplay the incredible achievement of graduating from college, we thought we’d try to pinpoint the schools with the most athletes who not only pass, but do it with flying colors.
BU’s on-field reputation in the Big 12 has been growing in recent years, but its athletes have been dominating the classroom consistently for a while now. The Spring 2012 semester was the 11th in a row for its teams to produce a record number of Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll members (which requires a minimum 3.0 semester GPA), at 304. Sixty-five earned a perfect “four-oh.” Across all sports, the Bears’ cumulative GPA was 3.14, the eighth consecutive term the number topped 3.0.
Good stuff right there!
Most definitely something to be proud of.
good news- thanks for sharing the link Rebel T
What's even more impressive is that Baylor is more challenging overall academically compared to most state schools. Everyone and their dogs make 3.5s at Tech.
Not exactly the peer group I imagined before I opened the link. Hard for me to believe any of those school measure up to Rice. And I know a little bit about athletes at Rice. I was expecting Stanford, Rice, Duke, Wake, Michigan, etc,
Probably speaks to my point about state schools being easier to get good grades, especially for athletes.
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