Tennessee's student-athletes finished the fall with a 2.97 grade-point average, a slight improvement over the 2.94 posted in spring 2011, UT announced Monday.
Men's football finished the fall semester with a 2.49 grade-point average.
That's down from 2.71 in the spring semester but an improvement over the dismal 2.08 of the 2011 fall semester.
Football's cumulative GPA — the overall average for the entire squad — is 2.59, a minimal dip from 2.60 at the end of the spring semester.
Men's basketball recorded the lowest GPA of any team on campus in the fall, 2.39. That compares to 2.55 in the spring and 2.37 in fall 2011.
Women's basketball slipped to 2.84 in the fall, from 3.12 in the spring and 3.17 in fall 2011.
Every other women's sport was above 3.00 in the fall.
On the men's side, tennis, swimming and golf managed 3.00 or better for the fall.
Baseball's 2.83 average in the fall was an improvement over both semesters of the 2011-12 school year.
UT said 51 percent of its athletes finished the fall with a 3.00 GPA or better and that 22 athletes recorded a perfect 4.0.
The cumulative athlete GPA stands at 3.02.
Team GPA Information
Team Fall ’12 Cumulative GPA
Baseball 2.83 2.83
Basketball, Men 2.39 2.55
Basketball, Women 2.84 2.75
Football 2.49 2.59
Golf, Men 3.43 3.36
Golf, Women 3.40 3.38
Rowing 3.27 3.30
Soccer 3.19 3.18
Softball 3.42 3.35
Swimming, Men 3.00 3.03
Swimming, Women 3.35 3.24
Tennis, Men 3.18 3.33
Tennis, Women 3.35 3.52
Track and Field, Men 2.90 2.75
Track and Field, Women 3.07 3.05
Volleyball 3.30 3.45
Fall 2012 Graduates
Twenty-nine student-athletes at Tennessee fulfilled graduation requirements, including four who have completed graduate degrees. Here’s a list of the fall 2012 graduates:
Baseball: Davis Morgan, Communication Studies; Chris Pierce, Political Science
Men’s Golf: Garrick Porteous, Studio Art; Darren Renwick: Logistics
Women’s Golf: Nathalie Mansson, Sociology
Football: Corey Alexander, Political Science; Carson Anderson, Management; Willie Bohannon, Psychology; Steven Fowlkes, Sociology; David Martin, Sociology (RAC); Chip Rhome, Wildlife and Fisheries Science; Zach Rogers, Logistics; Marsalis Teague, Recreation/Sport Management; Dallas Thomas, Sociology; Prentiss Waggner, Sociology; Rod Wilks, Sociology
Rowing: Erika Lauderdale, Kinesiology
Softball: Melissa Brown, Kinesiology
Men’s Swimming and Diving: Jimmy Dabney, Master’s in Kinesiology; Ricky Henahan, Psychology
Women’s Swimming and Diving: Kirstyn Colonias, Psychology; Jenny Connolly, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Men’s Tennis: Boris Conkic, Sport Management (RAC)
Men’s Track and Field: Varick Tucker, Finance
Women’s Track and Field: Elizabeth Altizer, Biological Sciences; Sarah (Bowman) Brown, Master’s in Public Relations; Ally Colvin, Kinesiology; Liz Costello, Master’s in Environmental Engineering; Jená Murphy, Master’s in Kinesiology