“Athletics” and “Academics” can go “hand-in-hand,” and the athletes and coaches at Wabash Valley College have made this a reality with the success of the athletes in the classroom this year. This “Banner Academic Year” was the “Best on Record” for Athletics at WVC!
The 2017-18 athletes touted a combined 3.17 GPA; there was a record 58 student-athletes (66%) who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher for the Spring Semester; WVC had 61 student-athletes (69%) who earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in the 2017-18 school year, which is also a new record; and most importantly, WVC athletes are GRADUATING and transferring on to 4-year colleges and universities.
WVC athletes’ graduation rate for 2018 was an impressive 81%, which was much higher than the national average of 52%. Also, the Men’s Basketball team boasted a remarkable 100% graduation rate!!
WVC will have 3 teams named to the 2018 All-NJCAA Academic Team (Men’s Basketball, Softball, and Baseball) – an outstanding accomplishment!!
Commenting on the pride he takes in WVC’s student-athlete achievements this year, Athletic Director Mike Carpenter said…. “Our athletes did a tremendous job in the classroom once again this year. We have to give a lot of credit to our coaches, who have done a great job stressing academics and recruiting high-character student-athletes, as well as our instructors, who have really stepped up their communication efforts with the athletes and coaches.”