DENVER – Grand Canyon has earned the 2017-18 WAC Academic Excellence Award. The award is determined by a point system and presented to the institution that performs the best in the following areas: the average grade-point average (GPA) for each undergraduate student-athlete, the average GPA of each undergraduate student-body compared to the average GPA of an institution's student-athletes and the most recent two-year average of institutional Academic Progress Rate scores.
"It is a great honor to win the WAC Academic Excellence Award," Grand Canyon Athletic Director Mike Vaught said. "This is a great example of hard work and dedication by our student-athletes. Special recognition to everyone at GCU who works with our student-athletes in the academic arena."
Grand Canyon was impressive across the board, as the Lopes posted an average GPA of 3.47 across all 21 varsity sports. The student-athlete GPA is 0.36 points higher than the average Grand Canyon undergraduate student. The Lopes were tied with Seattle U for the highest two-year average of APR scores at 985 out of 1000.
"Congratulations to Grand Canyon on earning the WAC Academic Excellence Award," Commissioner Jeff Hurd said. "The level of academic success across the conference is really quite impressive. All of our member schools should be proud of the academic accomplishments of their student-athletes."
March 14, 2019 Kansas City Wins WAC SAAC Community Service Award
February 13, 2019 Lyft, GameWorks Announced as Sponsors of 2019 WAC Basketball Tournament
January 17, 2019 WAC Announces Academic All-WAC Honorees for Fall 2018 Sports
January 11, 2019 Dixie State University to Join WAC in 2020-21
January 8, 2019 WAC Mourns Loss of CSU's Corey Miggins
December 18, 2018 WAC Announces Hiring of Ron Loghry as Senior Associate Commissioner
November 14, 2018 Dr. Brandon Martin Introduced as UMKC Athletic Director
September 20, 2018 TickPick Named Official Ticket Marketplace for Western Athletic Conference
September 19, 2018 WAC and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Partnership with Adidas
September 13, 2018 GCU's Boggs Appointed as WAC Representative to NCAA Division I Council
August 20, 2018 WAC Fall Sports Preview Show to Air on Altitude Sports Network
August 7, 2018 Grand Canyon Wins 2017-18 WAC Academic Excellence Award
July 3, 2018 2018-19 WAC SAAC