SANTA CRUZ, Cali - The University of Santa Cruz, California Athletics department continues to demonstrate why they are considered one of the highest academically achieving athletic departments in the state. This year, the Slugs posted a 100% graduation rate for the 6th year in a row. 80 student-athlete walked across the stage this weekend to accept their diploma.
UCSC Athletics has historically proven their strong commitment to athletics and the results are the same year after year. This year, 14 teams achieved a 3.00 GPA or higher. In fact, 31% of all student-athletes maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Overall, UCSC Athletics had 185 scholar-athletes this year demonstrating their strong committtment to academics.
This weekend was a time to reflect on all the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes. Many participated in department and college graduation cermemonies throughout the campus. Coaches and administration were in attendance to see so many of these athletes achieve their diploma and cap a tremendous experience at UCSC.
Congratulations to all of our Slugs!