Student-Athletes at Kent State University boast impressive GPAs.
In spring 2017 the department term GPA was 3.22, a 12th consecutive term of 3.0 or higher. Twelve teams have both term and cumulative GPAs above 3.0.
The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced the presentation of the Cartwright Award to Kent State University for its program excellence in academics, athletics and citizenship during the 2015-2016 school year. It is the program’s third Cartwright Award honor in the last seven years, the most of any program in the MAC.
Since 2014, 14 Academic All-American awards have been received:
- Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, Danniel Thomas (2017)
- Women’s Basketball, Jordan Korinek (2017), Larissa Lurken (2017)
Baseball, Jared Skolnick (2015), Eric Lauer (2016)
- Field Hockey, Ines Delpech (2016)
- Women’s Soccer, Jaime Eiben (2016)
- Volleyball, Kelsey Bittinger (2016)
- Football, Jordan Italiano (2014, 2015), Nick Cuthbert (2015, 2016)
- Softball, Emma Johnson (2015)
- Women’s Track & Field, Dior Delophont (2015)
NCAA Recognition of Academic Distinction
- Women's Basketball (2017)
- Women's Cross Country (2017)
- Women's Golf (2017)
- Gymnastics (2017)
- Volleyball (2017)