Missouri Western student- athletes extended their active streak to a record-setting sixth- consecutive academic semester, following a highly productive fall 2020 in the classroom.

Griffon Athletics has established new highs in major academic benchmarks each semester since spring 2018.

This past fall, a record 255 student-athletes achieved MWSU Academic Honors for posting a semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The total shatters the previous high of 217 student-athletes established in fall 2019 and represents 65% of the university’s student-athlete population.

The Griffons saw 59 student- athletes earn President’s List honors (4.0 GPA), 95 achieve Dean’s List status (3.5-3.99 GPA) and 101 named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0-3.49 GPA). Each category posted its highest student-athlete count in Missouri Western history.

Griffon women’s tennis paced the athletic department with a 3.87 semester team GPA and 3.84 cumulative team GPA. MWSU women’s soccer (3.60) and softball (3.53) joined tennis with cumulative team GPAs of 3.5 or higher. In total, 16 of 17 NCAA programs concluded the fall 2020 semester with a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The overall Athletic Department cumulative GPA checked in at 3.21 following the fall 2020 academic semester.