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Marietta, Georgia, January 15, 2019 – The Life University Athletic Department set new milestones academically with the conclusion of the 2018 Fall Quarter. The department had a record 266 student-athletes named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 or above), with 43 Running Eagles earning a perfect 4.0 in the classroom.

Along with the individual numbers, a record nine teams finished with a team GPA of at least a 3.0. Those teams included Swimming, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Rugby, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Cheerleading, Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Volleyball.

“Kudos to our student-athletes for continuing to raise the bar academically. They put so much time and effort into both athletic and academic achievement, and I am incredibly proud of their body of work,” Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast stated. “Those student-athletes making the AD Honor Roll should be very proud of themselves, as they have met the high expectations we have of them. In addition, to have a record number of teams carrying a team GPA of at least a 3.0 is a testament to a growing culture of education and excellence. I appreciate the leadership of our coaches and support staff for keeping academics a priority.”

Additionally, 88 student-athletes finished between a 3.5 and a 3.99. 135 student-athletes finished between a 3.0 and a 3.49. A new marker was set for the entire department with its highest recorded department GPA as well.

Click the following link to view the full list of student-athletes that were named on the AD Honor Roll: LIFERunningEagles.com/Life-University-Athletics-Exceeds-Academic-Milestones.

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