Academic Success For UH Student-Athletes


Last Thursday, AD Chris Pezman went before the Board of Regents to discuss UH athletes’ continued success in the classroom. Pezman had plenty to highlight in his short presentation.

Spring 2019 saw the highest GPA ever for the program (2.94) with 110 student-athletes making the Dean’s List. Nineteen athletes earned a 4.0, also likely a school record. Fall 2018’s program-wide GPA was 2.89.

Athletes managed to pass 13.8 hours in the spring while this year saw 61 of them earn degrees. 214 earned All-Academic AAC in the last year.

Golfer Leonie Harm has achieved incredible things on the golf course – she’s the two-time AAC Player of the Year and won the AAC Championships in the spring. But her academic achievements are just as impressive: she won AAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, America’s most prestigious honor society.

UH finished 60th in the Learfield Cup standings this school year – highest in the AAC. It was also the third-straight year that the Cougars were tops in conference championships across all sports.

GoCoogs celebrates the achievements of our student-athletes both on and off the field. These results again prove that everyone in Student-Athlete Development – From Maria Peden (Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services) to Gretchen Wiggins (Director for Academic Center for Excellence – ACE) to everyone that works with student-athletes on a daily basis – has gone above and beyond their job descriptions.


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