Mar 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari watches his team play against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. The Commodores beat the Wildcats 64-48. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball University High GPA


The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball program often gets a reputation for caring little about the “student” part of “student-athlete”, but more the athlete. Today, with the news that Kentucky’s program reached a cumulative GPA of 3.39 for competing scholarship student athletes during the Spring semester, that perception becomes a little more distant.

With the closing of classes and grades posted, the news came that not only was this above the 3.0 GPA bar set by Athletic Director Mitch Barnhardt, it led all Wildcat men’s teams.

The 3.39 was the highest of any male sport and followed women’s tennis (3.69), women’s soccer (3.62), women’s swimming and diving (3.60), women’s cross country (3.59) and women’s golf (3.53)

Sport Competing    Scholarship Competing    Scholarship       and Non-Scholarship
Men’s    Basketball 3.39 3.40

According to John Calipari, the team had 12 of 13 players with a 3.0 or better including two with a 4.0.

This comes at the heels of a Fall semester GPA of 3.1, where 8 players received a B average or better.

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