PINEVILLE – Louisiana Christian University’s varsity student-athletes excelled in the classroom during the 2022-23 academic year, as the school announced the cumulative GPA for student-athletes was 3.04 for the year.
“The cumulative GPA of 3.04 of is tremendous,” LCU President Dr. Rick Brewer said. “The goal of every college athletic program is a 3.0.
Louisiana Christian University returned its athletics program to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 2021 and resumed granting athletic scholarships after two decades in the NCAA’s Division III, which does not permit grant-in-aid based solely on athletic performance. That change did not hinder the academic excellence of Wildcat student-athletes.
“We moved to the NAIA and didn’t lose our stride in the classroom,” Dr. Brewer said. “We should never underestimate the value athletics brings to LCU. This also amplifies our vision to add more athletic programs going forward.”
LCU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Reni Mason echoed Dr. Brewer’s assessment.
“Louisiana Christian University is a special institution, and it takes a special individual to excel academically and in athletics at this institution,” Mason said. “I think this year’s achievement speaks volumes to the type of student-athlete our coaches have recruited and continue to recruit.
“Kudos to our student-athletes and our coaches for working hard for this achievement,” Mason said.