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    Northwestern's Winter Quarter Academic Achievements Remain Outstanding

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Northwestern student-athletes have continued their impressive academic success this winter.
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    Northwestern student-athletes have continued their impressive academic success this winter.
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    April 17, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern student-athletes accomplished their 20th consecutive quarter with a cumulative GPA over 3.00 after finishing with an overall GPA of 3.22 in the winter of 2013. This GPA marks the third highest quarterly total in the last 13 years.

    Among the achievements of the winter were 17 out of 19 teams recording a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Top performer women's cross country led the way at 3.54, followed closely by women's swimming at 3.52 and field hockey at 3.51. Women's soccer and women's basketball also contributed top marks at 3.46 and 3.37, respectively.

    "Our student-athletes turned in another excellent quarter in the classroom this winter," Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips said. "Beyond striving to win championships on the field of play, our student-athletes also realize the importance of giving their best efforts in the classroom each and every day and we could not be more proud of them."

    In addition, 336 out of 470 students-athletes (71 percent) achieved GPAs of 3.00 or higher, 150 of those student-athletes with a 3.50 or higher, and the year's total for Academic All-Big Ten awards now stands at 139.

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