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 2016-17 Academic Season
North Texas student-athletes continued their academic success in the classroom during the 2016-17 school year.
Conference USA Scholar Athletes of the Year
Two North Texas students were named Scholar Athlete of the Year honorees at the end of the 2016-17 season. The Mean Green's diver Samantha Scheck and men's golf's Cory Churchman were among the 17 student-athletes who received the award. North Texas has had at least one scholar-athlete recognized by the conference since it joined in 2013-14.
Scheck had a 3.94 GPA in kinesiology and was also a Conference USA All-Academic Team honoree. Churchman had a 3.59 GPA in finance and received the award for the second year in a row.
The C-USA Scholar Athlete of the Year awards is presented to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport. The award is based on academic achievement (G.P.A), athletic achievement and service.
North Texas Academic Honors
North Texas honored 279 student-athletes for their academic achievements during the 2016 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 volleyball team held the highest cumulative team G.P.A during the combined two 2016 semesters with 16 student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 G.P.A. Eight volleyball players posted a 4.0 G.P.A in at least one of the two semesters.
The tennis team followed with the second-highest combined G.P.A. with 11 student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 GPA. Football had the most student-athletes on the honor roll with 63. The women's track and field team followed with 41 student-athletes earning at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
Conference USA Academic Honors
The University of North Texas placed 186 student-athletes on Conference USA's annual academic honor roll. The honorees were among 2,843 student-athletes to earn academic honors from the league.
North Texas landed 186 student-athletes on the Commissioner's Honor Roll, reserved for student-athletes who earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Forty-five Mean Green student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better also received the Commissioner's Academic Medal.
The Mean Green placed the seventh-highest number of student-athletes who participated in league-sponsored sports on the honor roll. North Texas had the sixth-most academic medal winners in the league.
Football led North Texas with 33 student-athletes on the honor roll, including three medalists. The women's track and field program followed with 29 honorees and 13 medal winners.
The women's basketball team doubled its honorees from last year, and every member of the tennis team was placed on the Commissioner's Honor Roll.
The Mean Green's 186 student-athletes on the honor roll is nine more than the previous year.
Conference USA All-Academic Teams
Conference USA also honors student-athletes by sport. Women's soccer and the men's and women's track teams led North Texas with three student-athletes being named from each team. Kelci Slaughter, Rachel Holden and Hailey Sutton were voted by coaches to the soccer all-academic team, while James Coleman, Susannah Lynch and Javier Lopez-Ibarra were named to the track and field all-academic teams.
CoSIDA Academic All-America
North Texas senior shortstop Kelli Schkade was selected to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America NCAA Division I Third Team.
She became the ninth academic All-American in North Texas history and the first Mean Green softball player to garner the honor. Track and field's Heath Smith was the last All-American in 2007.
Schkade maintained a grade-point average of 3.88 in her three years in Denton. The Albany, Texas, native has been named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll list and was awarded an Academic Medal three times.
The women's tennis program received the All-Academic Team award for the 11th consecutive year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Additionally, three individual Mean Green tennis players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete distinctions.
Additionally, seven individual Mean Green tennis players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete distinctions.
Laura Arciniegas, Maria Kononova and Haruka Sasaki received the individual academic award for their respected 3.50 or higher grade point average.
The tennis team also received the Public Recognition Award, based on the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates score for posting scores in the top 10 percent of its sport.
For the 13th-consecutive year, the North Texas swimming and diving team was recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for its academic achievement in the spring semester.
The men's and women's cross-country teams were named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team for posting cumulative grade-point averages above 3.0. The men's team posted a GPA of 3.12, and the women followed at 3.65. It marks the fifth straight year to be awarded for both programs.
Florian Lussy and Susannah Lynch were named an USTFCCCAA All-Academic honorees. Honorees must have compiled a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and have finished in the top 15 finishers (or 10 percent) at regionals.
Track And Field
The North Texas women's track & field team (3.15 GPA) was honored along with 218 total Division one women's teams that were named all-academic by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Senior James Coleman, sophomore Javier Lopez-Ibarra, sophomore James Cole, and freshman Kristyn Archuleta were honored as individuals.
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.
The women's volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the seventh consecutive year.
Additionally, the Mean Green made the AVCA Team Academic Honor Roll, which indicates a top-25 grade-point average among Division I programs. The AVCA introduced the honor roll to mark the 25th anniversary of the award.
Each of the five Mean Green teams under coach Palileo have been named to the AVCA list, and four athletes on the 2016-17 roster maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.
Amy Henard was one of 14 recipients of the Jim Castañeda Postgraduate Scholarship awards, announced by the Conference USA office.
The conference annually awards the $4,000 Postgraduate Scholarships to graduates as selected by the C-USA Faculty Athletics Representatives and approved by the Board of Directors.
Henard was named to C-USA's All-Academic team three times and was one of 14 student-athletes to receive C-USA's 2015 Fall Spirit of Service Award.
Sol Lee and freshman Lauren Cox were named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
The criteria for selection to the WGCA All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics. The minimum cumulative grade-point average is 3.50.
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