The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is enjoying an impressive run of competitive success to so far in the 2015-16 academic year. The Mocs won their third straight Southern Conference Championship in football and took home their first league title in volleyball since 1998. UTC is also picked to win the SoCon in three winter sports, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and wrestling.
As good as things are going in competition, the performance of UTC student-athletes in the classroom is even more impressive. The Mocs finished with a school-record 3.113 grade-point-average for the 2015 fall semester. It is the fourth-straight term with a 3.0 and the second in a row over a 3.1.
“The Vision of Chattanooga Athletics is to achieve excellence, and you are definitely seeing that across the board,” stated David Blackburn, UTC Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics. “The efforts of our student-athletes in the classroom and in competition are tremendous, and their hard work is paying off with outstanding results. They represent themselves, our athletics program, and our University in an exemplary fashion, and I am proud of all they have accomplished.”
A school-record 157 athletes made the Dean’s List, while a record 189 were on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll. Over half of all Mocs (53.8%) were on the Dean’s List with a 3.2 g.p.a. and 64.7% made the honor roll with at least a 3.0.
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