DePaul Distinctions Honors Blue Demon Student-Athletes

"When it comes to stereotypes about student athletes, DePaul is a myth buster," says Joe Filkins, associate director, Institutional Research & Market Analytics.

These numbers from 2011 prove his point:

-- Five (5) DePaul teams had the top GPA in the BIG EAST: women's basketball, golf (men), men's soccer, softball (women), and women's tennis. In fact, even though DePaul participated in the fewest number of sports, we had the greatest number of teams with the top GPAs

-- 148 of 214 (69 percent) DePaul student-athletes were named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team

-- Two students -- Charles Boucher (golf) and Alex Morocco (softball) -- received BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition for their athletic performance, academic success, and community service

-- 167 of 214 (78 percent) of DePaul student-athletes were named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for having a GPA greater than 3.0

-- 130 of 214 (61 percent) earned a 3.5 GPA (or greater) and made the Dean's List

-- Golf claimed its second straight Division I Academic National Champion Honor for having the top team GPA in the country

-- The current six-year graduation rate for DePaul's freshmen is 63 percent; for student-athletes, it's 88 percent.

Read more about DePaul's student-athletes in the University's Distinctions web publication.



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