Take a look at UGA athletes’ spring semester grades, team by team

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Georgia’s Athletic Board receives reports not just about the Bulldogs’ on-field and financial performances, but also about their academic performance.

Contained in the information provided to board members at this week’s meetings here was the spring semester grade point average of every UGA sports team.

The men’s and women’s teams with the highest GPAs? Swimming, in both cases.

The men’s and women’s teams with the lowest GPAs? Basketball, in both cases.

Overall, Georgia athletes had a 2.98 GPA for spring semester (2.82 for the men and 3.14 for the women). Football came in at 2.76.

Here’s the team-by-team breakdown for spring semester 2010, with teams listed in order of GPA:


Sport                    # of students      Semester GPA

Swimming                     24                     3.21

Cross-country              15                      3.05

Golf                               11                     2.89

Track                            48                      2.86

Baseball                        39                      2.77

Football                       121                      2.76

Tennis                              9                      2.71

Basketball                      15                       2.54

Total                            267*                      2.82


Sport                      # of students     Semester GPA

Swimming                      27                        3.40

Tennis                             8                        3.364

Gymnastics                    15                       3.362

Volleyball                       10                       3.23

Cross-country                20                       3.22

Soccer                           27                       3.21

Equestrian                     58                       3.14

Track                             49                       3.04

Golf                               10                       3.03

Softball                          22                       2.99

Basketball                     12                       2.73

Total                         238*                       3.14

ALL SPORTS SUMMARY (men and women)

Sport               # of students         Semester GPA

Total                        505*                       2.98

* – Cross-country athletes are also counted in track but not counted twice in the total # or total GPA.


Links to other coverage from Athletic Board meetings:

Athletics Association will end fiscal year $7 million in the black, will give $2 million to university.

Damon Evans sends clear message: Bulldogs must do better than in 2009-10.

Georgia-Florida contract draft gives schools the right to sell game’s name.

91 comments Add your comment

Dawg Fan 10000

May 28th, 2010
9:51 pm

Chicks are smarter than the guys. Only in the books.


May 28th, 2010
9:59 pm

how does one amass such preposterously low GPAs even at U[sic]GA.. think about it: athletes get unparalleled favoritism from U[sic]GA faculty since academics are nonexistent, you can take classes like history of nascar and banjo science, and mostly your competing against fellow dolts. factor in these caveats and it would be approaching the zero bound at most real schools. maybe they got extra credit for every jail hour served?

UGA Faithful

May 28th, 2010
10:00 pm

2.98 is a respectable GPA (nearly a B) especially since not all of these atheletes take “cake” classes (since ive had quite a few in my upper level courses).

XL Dawg

May 28th, 2010
10:00 pm

Second, Seems that if the overall GPA is higher than the school average its pretty good.

UGA Faithful

May 28th, 2010
10:00 pm

where do you attend sponsorAMutt?


May 28th, 2010
10:03 pm

How many “atheletes” are in your spelling class, Faithful? :)

UGA Faithful

May 28th, 2010
10:08 pm

you mean in my business classes in Terry, one of the most well respected public business schools. most of you criticize these “athletes” without ever seeing them in the classroom…very cool of you.


May 28th, 2010
10:10 pm

I’d like to see the course that they took. Also, I’d like to see ‘core subject’ gpa – like science, math, english, social studies. Who cares about PE, recreation classes, etc.?


May 28th, 2010
10:12 pm

i go to U[sic]GA, too faithful. i don’t see how it’s possible for anyone to amass a GPA under 3.8, particularly for athletes for the reasons mentioned above (not to mention grade inflation). biz school is a joke as you get a better education reading The Economist, and Terry which is supposedly the flagship department of this “school” is not even in the top 25.

Doc Lucky

May 28th, 2010
10:12 pm

hahahaha…2.98 for: How many points do you get for a three point basket? Outside the Vet school at UGA no one takes them seriously, and why should they?

70 Dawg

May 28th, 2010
10:14 pm

Of course are going to criticize these averages. From his slanted criticism and total predictability, I would guess that Sponsor…is from that hallowed institution on North Ave. Of course he was an aeronautical engineer, probably retiring from NASA. We are totally underwhelmed. Bet he can’t throw a football 10 yards and is so jealous of our athletic programs that he spends all his time pouting about UGA’s dominance.

70 Dawg

May 28th, 2010
10:15 pm

should read “Of course the haters….

David Polelock

May 28th, 2010
10:16 pm

You can make fun of our courses if you want but Turf management is hard. You have to no when to plant and how many seeds and how deep they go and other things to but I forgot them.


May 28th, 2010
10:16 pm

Mr. Mutt

Congratulations. You have won ass hole of the year. I have a best friend whose son plays on the football team. He has a 3.9 GPA and is majoring in biomedical engineering. I’m sure that is greek to you. Where did you and your illigitamate kids attend college. By the way, if you ever get bored, come to North Georgia for a good old fashioned butt whipping….I f you can get someone to show you the way,

UGA Faithful

May 28th, 2010
10:18 pm

so i guess i must be an idiot for having a 3.34 GPA. http://www.terry.uga.edu/about/ while not all of the programs are in the top 25, 5 out of 7 undergraduate are and 4 out of 7 graduate programs are. this GPA they are reporting is an average, it doesnt take into account range. i will give you that there are some athletes are in the low 2s but there are also ones in the high 3s.


May 28th, 2010
10:23 pm

Can we conclude from this that swimming is smarter than basketball?


May 28th, 2010
10:30 pm

sponsorAMutt –
Please take another look at YOUR writing and tell us why you’re commenting on scholastics at the COLLEGE level. (Notice, I wrote ‘you’re,’ as in ‘you are’)


May 28th, 2010
10:34 pm

Please dont entertain these idiots on this site. They are miserable and do nothing all day but talk bad about people who they dont know to try and make themselves feel important. The fact of the matter is not all athletes are dumb. Some do take their education seriously. UGA probably doesnt have many Myron Rolle’s but they dont have many Maurice Clarett’s either. Please people grow up.

Tired Of It

May 28th, 2010
10:36 pm

Amazing@10:23pm…, what we can conclude from this, is that all the traveling during midweek, really has an effect on basketball players gpa. all of these other sports, except for baseball/softball, have their games played on the weekends. which probably gives them more time in the classroom. i would also say that the basketball teams have less time for homework with all the flying around the conference they do during midweek. but, that just my opinion.


May 28th, 2010
10:38 pm

I oh et awl 2 hoeked onn fahnecks


May 28th, 2010
10:44 pm

Tired of It,. I actually like your answer. I really don’t think the average person realizes how much time an athlete puts into the sport side of his/her responsibilities. It is like having a hard, stressful job, in addition to the classroom and studies.


May 28th, 2010
11:00 pm

They’d all be headed home after 1 semester on North Avenue.


May 28th, 2010
11:02 pm

I worked with a guy that played football at UGA in the 80’s and he said academically he didn’t have to show up for sh!t…as long as he showed up for practice…..


May 28th, 2010
11:04 pm

Timmy Tebow

Urban Meyer stepson.

Greek tebowiós, meaning the “Anointed One”

Hebrew-derived “Messiah”.

Jorts – a pair of jeans cut off at the knee to imitate shorts – are a staple of modern collegiate football for Florida Crocodiles’ fans.

The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Florida Crocodiles MORE in football WITH Timmy Tebow than we did before him in the Coach Richt Era.

1-4 UGA over Florida without Timmy Tebow Coach Richt Era

1-3 UGA over Florida with Timmy Tebow Coach Richt Era.

Florida # 2 All-Time Standings Fulmer Cup

Alabama # 4 All-Time Standings Fulmer Cup

Georgia # 5 All-Time Standings Fulmer Cup

Tennessee is only # 13 All-Time Standings Fulmer Cup

Hey, we are Top 5 in the Nation in football at something May 28, 2010.

Fulmer Cup Started 2006.

We actually are better this year; we are # 6 Fulmer Cup Standings 2010 Season.


Stay tuned.

Nearest SEC competitor to # 1 SEC UGA is drum roll now Florida Crocodiles in 16th place 2010 Season to-date tied with the infamous Tennessee vols.

9th place finish for Georgia 2006 (regular season did not count)

9th place finish for Georgia 2007 (regular season did not count)

7th place finish for Georgia 2008 (regular season did not count)

Top 10 not only 3 years in a row, but # 4 All-Time Fulmer Cup.

Way to go Coach Richt.

We are actually slightly ahead of our usual standards in the Coach Richt Era getting Arrested / Suspended this being May 28, 2010 with UGA already # 6 for this 2010 Season (to-date.)

And, of course, we lead The SEC.

While we are # 9 in The SEC in Graduation Rates football 2010 NCAA study.

I do appreciate you asking for URL Links, available upon request.

Especially I like when you say I made it up and cite exactly specifically what you state it is that I did make up.

Since The Good Lord knows, I cannot make up NOTHING. (I would say something else.) I have no imagination.

40 Arrests / Suspensions since February 2007, last 3 years

I loved that one with 2 of you saying I made that up.

Have fun with that URL Link ?

And, then there was RED DOG 77 who stated this morning at 2 am May 28, 2010 that Coach Richt’s 9-Year Era here at UGA is the MOST SUCCESSFUL EVER IN THE HISTORY OF UGA FOOTBALL

When BOTH Wally Butts and Vince Dooley had BETTER 9-Year Stretches themselves.

They NEITHER were # 9 in the SEC in NCAA Graduation Rates either.

Nor, # 4 All-Time in Fulmer Cup.

And, you said I could not provide you PROOF that UGA Football is one of the worst in the nation at Arrests / Suspensions.

I have provided with Fulmer Cup now, twice URL Links proving that since the 1st proof was the article in the Orlando newspapers with UGA the dead last worst listed, which included such schools notorious in this blog for Arrests / Suspensions such as Florida Crocodiles, Tennessee vols, and Florida State Creminoles. By the way, UGA was WORSE than ALL of them.


Dear faithful

May 28th, 2010
11:09 pm

please put down the UGA kool-aid. Terry is a middle-tier program. US News has you at 59th


As a former D-II baseball player, I can tell you that the baseball team is missing a ton of classes this summer. The makeup tests, extra credit assignments, and free tutoring (which other students don’t get) are built to keep these guys in school. Not necessarily to teach them anything.

Salty Dawg

May 28th, 2010
11:10 pm

Let’s face it – most student athletes lean more toward the athlete than the student. I’m not saying that they don’t take real classes because I believe most programs, knowing how diligent the NCAA is about monitoring such things, actually make their players take real classes. But these aren’t always the most intellectual kids in the student body. Nobody expects them to be. And on top of that, they have play their respective sports, practice, work out, study playbooks, etc. I don’t know if any of the critics here ever played a college level sport, but these young men and women typically work their asses off. And on top of that, they have to study and go to class and try to live some kind of life. Let’s not forget that these are kids, most of them 18 to 21 years old. Regardless of what school/team you are a fan of or which one you hate, try to keep that in mind. You are spending you spare time on a blog slandering kids. Nice work! What were you doing when you were that age? Could you even come close to managing the responsibilities that these kids have? As someone mentioned, an average is just that. It means that as a whole, they carry about a B average. Some are A students, some are C students. Some are engineering or pre-med majors, some are journalism majors. And by the way, that is considered to be good or above average (a C is generally considered average, an A excellent, a D below average, an F poor). I don’t care what school you look at, you will find the same scenario. Some of the kids playing sports could have gotten in on their academic merits and some probably couldn’t have. Some are average or better when compared to the rest of the student body and some are worse. It’s the same at Tech. It’s the same at Harvard.

Salty Dawg

May 28th, 2010
11:20 pm

By the way, people bitching about how athletes are allowed to miss class and make up exams must not realize that EVERY school has a policy that allows ANY student to miss class and make up missed work for ANY school approved activity. That means any student in any club or group, academic or otherwise, that makes arrangements with the school ahead of time is allowed to do the same thing. And beyond that, most professors don’t really care if you attend class as long as participation isn’t a critical element of the course. When I was in school I avoided professors who required attendance like the plague because I preferred to learn on my own and just show up for exams.

Bill Belichick

May 28th, 2010
11:28 pm

SponsorMUTT, u r such a tool. What a pleasure it would be to meet someone like u……. Webster is to dictionary, like tool is to you…Can’t wait to hear your eloquent response.

I graduated with a 2.5 now making $220k+. But please, keep getting caught up in academia while you rent your bachelor pad…

That guy

May 29th, 2010
12:28 am

A good friend of mine was on cross-country, graduated ‘09 with a Terry degree. Now works for one of the Big4 accounting firms. break the sterotype.
Also, they have “class checkers” to make sure the athletes go to class, whether they pay attention is another thing.


May 29th, 2010
1:06 am


May 29th, 2010
1:55 am

After reading all of these stupid comments it appears that virtually none of the responders ever went to UGA, ever contributed a dime to UGA for any reason, and most have never even been on campus at UGA.


May 29th, 2010
2:24 am

The “student-athletes” also contributed to the rest of the “regular students” by playing the sports that generated the revenue for the athletics department and created the tremendous bottom line to that business. I hope all the bloggers here realize that college athletics are a serious and profitable business. So, we have one of the most profitable and most importantly generous athletic boards in the nation. Our “student-athletes” and the fan base that follows and spends the money on them just got $2,000,000 for UGA academics. You probably heard about how the UGA Athletics Board just donated $2mil to the University. UGA has a lot to be proud of. Our “regular students” earn academic awards and our student-athletes go out and kick ass and represent UGA to the fullest! Nice to have athletics offer more opportunity to everyone inside and outside its own department. Go DAWGS!


May 29th, 2010
6:09 am

SponsoraMutt, you’re no Georgia student. In fact, based on your shaky control of the English language, I doubt you’re a student at all–or at least not a very good one.

Let’s consider a few facts. First of all, the University of Georgia is the undergraduate school of choice for most of the state’s pharmacists and journalists, a large proportion of the state’s teachers, doctors and attorneys, and has the state’s only School of Veterinary Medicine. That Vet School, along with the Schools of Law, Forestry and Business, are all highly-reputed. The premed and prelaw programs are the best in the state. The 4.7 million volume library collection is the state’s largest, and ranks among the top third of libraries in the nation.

The University of Georgia was rated by Kiplinger’s as the Fourth Best Value in public education in the United States. It is rated as the 21st best public institution of higher learning in the U.S. The school has ~35,000 total students. Its ~4700 freshmen had an average Math/ Critical Reading SAT of 1263 and an average high school GPA of 3.8 in 2009. The 2350 Honors Program students (~600 freshmen) had an average Math/ Critical Reading SAT of 1463 and average high school GPA of 4.09. Approximately 55% of the applicants to U.Ga. are accepted for admission every year.

Georgia Tech is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the U.S., and is the nation’s best at granting engineering degrees to minorities. With 19,400 students (~13,000 undergraduates), it is the largest engineering school in the South. The 2640 members of Tech’s freshman class have an average SAT of 1310 and an average high school GPA of 3.75. 60.1% of the applicants to Tech’s freshman class are accepted.

The University of Georgia has won 37 officially sanctioned NCAA sports titles (25 since 1999), not including the two football mythical national titles won. Georgia Tech has won one sanctioned NCAA title (in womens’ tennis, 2007) and four mythical football national titles. We won’t talk about the head-to-head football data, which are patently obvious to anyone who is a fan of either school. Suffice it to say that Georgia’s dominance over Tech has been substantial, particularly in the Mark Richt era (8 of 9),and Georgia has been by far the better football program over the last 45 years or so.

It seems to me that there may be a little athletic jealously driving your subjective, non-fact-based geyser of pseudo-academic drivel. The fact is, the state of Georgia is very fortunate to have both of these very highly-reputed institutions of higher learning within its borders. They have different missions, but both draw essentially the same level of student (plot the normal curve for the accepted Georgia students against the sheer number in the class relative to the class size and academic credentials of the Tech freshmen and you’ll see that Georgia actually admits more top-tier students than Tech does in terms of absolute numbers). A student-athlete who commits to a Division I sport expends an enormous investment in time and effort that the average student does not have to shoulder. To compete at a championship level, as these athletes do, requires a tremendous amount of discipline. To denigrate these kids and their accomplishments may serve to assuage whatever pain you have acquired in your blighted ego, but it serves no other useful purpose.

Get a life, jerk.


May 29th, 2010
6:17 am

And a tech grad still calls an UGA grad “BOSS”


May 29th, 2010
7:12 am

heeldawg, quality facts but you shouldn’t feel compelled to enlighten someone as ignorant as this Sponser fool. He’s a fool and it’s patently obvious.

BTW, not bad grades all in all. I am a tad surprised at the tennis team, though.

PS – can someone please out this BuLLdawg character out of his misery? He’s obviously also not a real Dawg fan.


There's more to life......

May 29th, 2010
7:25 am

Belichick, I’m with you. As a proud holder of a bachelor’s degree and a 2.5 GPA, I somehow became VP of a company, make in the upper $500K and own three homes. It’s about becoming smart about people…people. My clients could care less if I were on the honor role in college.

Lastly, I study my Bible more than I ever studied a book in college. Therein lies the real secret of success.

The Truth Hurts

May 29th, 2010
7:27 am

A GPA average in the 2’s is bad enough, but when it is at UGA it indicates that UGA athletes are not much more evolved than retarded monkeys. My dog could get at least a 3.0 at UGA, and he is not much smarter than the UGA mascot


May 29th, 2010
7:33 am

The Truth Hurts…so tell us about your achievements in life.


May 29th, 2010
7:34 am

Hey, “Truth”–my facts (above your post) refute your subjective garbage. Come up with some reasonable commentary that actually supports your contention or go someplace else.

Oh, and if your dog could get a 3.0 at Georgia, he’s smarter than you. So who is the master in that relationship?

The Truth Hurts

May 29th, 2010
7:45 am

My biggest achievement in life is that I don’t have to carry the stigma of being a UGA graduate. I’d rather be a leper than be known as a bulldawg (twang)


May 29th, 2010
7:48 am

Out of 121 players, maybe half of them don’t play.They are there to bring up the GPA, not to mention the guys who’s families contribute to the program. Guys that are recruited by Jawja are not student athletes, but athletes while on campus. Lastly, MAKING MONEY IS LESS ABOUT WHAT YOU KNOW, BUT RATHER WHO YOU KNOW.


May 29th, 2010
7:50 am

TTH……that’s about what I thought. I sincerely hope you and other angry people like you will at some point find the time to study….study the word of God. Life gets so much better when you do….I promise.

Strung in

May 29th, 2010
7:59 am

Please “Harely”, it’s the “A.H.O.Y.” award! You’re right, however, Butt (or was it Mutt?) won the 2010 Award hand’s down.

Bammer 4 Life

May 29th, 2010
8:03 am

Lets take a look at UGA athletes’ arrest records.


May 29th, 2010
8:07 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.


May 29th, 2010
8:07 am

The report is somewhat misleading.

For example, if you take away the basketball “walk ons”, players who rarely play and are mostly used for practice, the men’s basketball GPA would be just below 2.0.

The same would occur for football but the affect would not be as dramatic.


May 29th, 2010
8:09 am

To all of you that are slamming these grades, I would like to see what you could do. It is easy to talk a big game, but to play it is something else. My bet is 99% of you didn’t go to college.


May 29th, 2010
8:21 am


May 28th, 2010 1:54 am

“! anyone can take statistics and spin them to look as good or bad as they want to…………..Bottom line is this, UGA has consistantly done better with Coach Mark Richt over a nine year period than with any other coach in the history of University of Georgia football.”

76 % Winning Percentage Coach Richt 2001-2009 nine years

77 % Winning Percentage Coach Wally Butts 1940-1948 nine years

78 % Winning Percentage Coach Vince Dooley 1980-1988 nine years



“Bottom line is this, UGA has consistantly done better with Coach Mark Richt over a nine year period than with any other coach in the history of University of Georgia football.”




Both Wally Butts College Football Hall of Fame who WON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 1940 & 1946, whom we named the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall for did BETTER than Coach Richt for 9 years, so that is LIE RED DOG 77.

And, Vince Dooley College Football Hall of Fame who WON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in 1968 and 1980, did BETTER than Coach Richt for 9 years, so that is LIE too RED DOG 77.

One, two, free, fo, fi, them der Gator don't take no jive!

May 29th, 2010
9:11 am

Hard to believe that Men’s Tennis would have a lower GPA than both football and track isn’t it? I never would have guessed it.


May 29th, 2010
9:19 am

Bill B,

If you do indeed make that much money, I would bet that your daddy had something to do with it…..