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64 WKU student-athletes set to graduate

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A total of 64 WKU student-athletes across 14 sports, boasting
an average cumulative grade point average of 3.09, will graduate this weekend in
spring commencement activities on The Hill.

Degrees obtained include exercise science, chemistry, finance, economics,
accountancy, mechanical engineering, hospitality management, broadcasting, sport
management and international business, among many others. Ten of the 64 are
obtaining master’s degrees with a cumulative graduate school GPA of 3.66 including
three 4.0 marks.

A total of 88 WKU student-athletes have graduated in the past calendar year, with 22
others earning their degrees in December. The average cumulative GPA of the 88 is
3.08.

Earlier this spring, WKU was recognized by Conference USA as 157 Hilltopper and Lady
Topper student-athletes, over half of WKU’s student-athletes, received C-USA
Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition while 53 received academic medals for posting
3.00 and 3.75 cumulative grade point averages, respectively.

In the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) released earlier this week, each
of WKU’s athletic teams achieved an APR score of 944 or higher for the third
consecutive year, 14 points above the NCAA’s mandated 930 minimum. WKU is one of
nine C-USA schools to have every sponsored sport program achieve an APR of 944 or
higher.

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