North Texas Academic Success
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Academic Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
The University of North Texas was selected as one of 65 nationwide institutions to participate in the Pilot III NCAA/Champs Life Skills Program. North Texas created a multi-faceted approach to enhance the academic, athletic, personal, service and career development of all Mean Green student-athletes.
Numerous steps have been taken by North Texas to facilitate the CHAMPS/Life Skills program, including the revitalization of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, formation of a faculty and staff support team, and creation of additional career development and academic support services, which are available to all student-athletes.
The academic center includes three computer rooms housing 30 work stations. There are also tutoring rooms, group study areas, individual study rooms and staff offices for compliance and academic support staff members. This facility provides all student-athletes with the equipment to succeed in all academic endeavors and the opportunity to develop life-long skills while at North Texas.
The 2012-13 Academic Season
North Texas student-athletes continued their academic success in the classroom during the 2012-13 school year.
Five sports posted perfect 1,000 single-year APR scores (men’s and women’s golf, women’s cross country, softball and tennis), while football (951), men’s basketball (964) and men’s golf (992) achieved their all-time high multi-year APR mark.
Football showed improvement for a fourth straight year with a record-high multi-year score of 951. Its 2011-12 single-year mark of 966 is not only the highest since the inception of the APR in 2004-05, but is better than the national average (949) and even the national average for private institutions across the country (964).
Women’s golf and tennis logged perfect 1,000 single-year scores for a third-straight season. Tennis has held a 992 or higher multi-year score for three straight years.
With a cumulative GPA of 3.62 this fall, Mean Green’s swimming and diving team ranked No. 1 as the top Division 1 academic team in the nation, a pool that includes 191 teams and 318 institutions across the country. The All-Academic Team accolade is named by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, an annual honor that recognizes the programs with a 3.50 team GPA or higher.
North Texas Academic Honors
North Texas honored 209 student-athletes for their academic achievements during the 2012 spring and fall semesters at halftime of one of the basketball games.
Students with GPA's of 3.00-3.49 were placed on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll, students with G.P.A's of 3.50-3.99 were on the Dean's List and students with a 4.00 G.P.A made the President's List. A student-athlete had to earn at least a G.P.A of 3.0 in one of the two semesters to make the honor roll.
The Mean Green swimming and diving team held the highest cumulative team G.P.A during the 2012 fall and spring semesters (3.63) with 13 student-athletes earning a perfect 4.0 G.P.A. in at least one of the two semesters. Thirty swimmers earned at least a 3.0 G.P.A. in one semester.
Sun Belt Academic Honors
North Texas placed 177 student-athletes on the Sun Belt Conference's annual academic honor roll. The Mean Green landed 82 student-athletes on the Commissioner's List, reserved for student-athletes who earned a 3.5 GPA or higher in the 2012-13 academic year. The Mean Green placed 95 more student-athletes on the SBC Honor Roll, which honors all student-athletes who maintained a 3.0-3.49 GPA.
Football led North Texas with 42 student-athletes on the list, including 10 Commissioner's List honorees. Swimming and diving followed with 31 honorees, including 22 on the Commissioner's List, and women's track and field and cross-country followed with 28.
Delia Covo and Nicolas Summerfield were named the Male and Female Varsity Athlete of the Year at this year’s University of North Honors Day. Natalie Jakopin received the Nicholas D. and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for the College of Business.
Women’s golf student-athlete Chaslyn Chrismer was honored by the National Golf Coaches Association by being named to the 2012-13 All-American Scholar Team. She was honored for the third straight year.
The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all college athletics. The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.50 and student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent (Division I) or 66 percent (Division II & III) of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year.
The North Texas men's and women's track and field teams earned Division I All-Academic honors for 2012-13. Five members of the 2012-13 Mean Green track teams, three women and two men, were honored individually: seniors Shahaf Bereni, Clinton Collins and Matthew Russ, sophomore Ashley Henry, and Jo Adams.
To qualify for USTFCCCA all-academic honors, a team must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. For individuals, a student-athlete must have a GPA at least 3.25 and have been ranked in the top 96 nationally for the indoor season, ranked in the top 48 in a relay event, or have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I outdoor championships.
At the close of the 2012-13 school year, eight teams were recognized for posting an overall team grade point average over 3.0. Swimming and diving led the way with a 3.63 GPA, and tennis and volleyball followed with GPAs of 3.52 and 3.35. Women’s soccer, softball, women’s golf and the men’s and women’s track teams were also recognized. Football was given the most improved award.
2005-06 Academic Achievements
2006-07 Academic Achievements
2007-08 Academic Achievements
2008-09 Academic Achievements
2009-10 Academic Achievements
2010-11 Academic Achievements
2011-12 Academic Achievements