Student-Athletes Excel In Fall Semester
More than one of every three University of Notre Dame student-athletes made the Dean’s List .

Feb. 20, 2001

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — More than one of every three University of Notre Dame student-athletes made the Dean’s List (3.4 grade-point average or better on 4.0 scale) during the 2000 fall semester — and that was just one of the highlights of an academic effort that ranked as possibly the best ever in a semester by Irish student-athletes.

Of the 737 student-athletes on Notre Dame varsity rosters, 275 (37 percent) made the Dean’s List, an improvement of four percent from the 2000 spring semester figures.

Of those 275 who made the Dean’s List, 41 came from rowing, 29 from women’s track, 27 from men’s track, 19 from men’s swimming, 16 from men’s lacrosse, 15 from men’s fencing, 12 from both men’s and women’s soccer and from football, and 11 each from baseball and women’s fencing.

Twenty-one student-athletes achieved perfect 4.0 averages during the 2000 fall semester, five more than the figure from the 2000 spring semester.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball squads earned their best-ever fall semester averages — with the men at 3.027 and the women at 3.118, marking the first time either of those teams has been above the 3.0 mark in the fall semester.

The football squad’s 2.668 figure marked the highest since the Academic Advising for Student-Athletes Department has been keeping records. Two-thirds of the upperclass football players had a semester average better than their cumulative averages.

Here are some other highlights:

The women’s tennis squad had its best-ever semester at 3.484, a figure that also was tops among all Irish varsity teams. The baseball team’s 3.199 semester average marked its highest ever. The men’s fencing average of 3.252 marked its best ever. The men’s lacrosse mark of 3.193 qualified as its best ever. The rowing team’s 3.357 average ranked as its best ever. The women’s track team’s 3.395 mark was its highest ever. The men’s golf team’s 3.243 average qualified as its best ever for a fall semester. The hockey average of 3.089 also qualified as its highest for a fall semester. The softball team’s 3.213 figures was its second-highest average ever.

The volleyball team’s 3.267 mark was its second-best semester ever.