- Thirteen of 18 Western Illinois sports earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the Fall of 2011.
- A total of 206 (49.76 percent) Leatherneck student-athletes achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Eighty-two (19.81 percent) student-athletes earned Semester Honors after posting a 3.6 GPA or higher and a total of 24 (5.80 percent) student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA.
- Volleyball had the highest team GPA posting a 3.51 and was closely followed by women's cross country with 3.492 and women's soccer 3.49. Rounding out the women's teams were women's golf with 3.46, softball with 3.34, women's basketball with 3.18, women's swimming and diving 3.14, women's track and field with 3.13 and women's tennis 3.10.
- Men's cross country had the highest team GPA for the men with 3.43. Rounding out the team GPAs were men's golf with 3.23, men's tennis with 3.09, men's track and field with 3.07 and baseball with 2.93.
- A total of 67 Leatherneck student-athletes received diplomas in the spring. Sixty were awarded undergraduate degrees and seven earned graduate degrees.
- Western Illinois student-athletes recorded a fall semester cumulative GPA of 3.0004, giving the Leathernecks their fourth-straight semester posting at least a 3.0 GPA.
- A total of 25 student-athletes earned a fall GPA of 4.0 (6.33 percent of student-athletes).
- Ninety-seven (24.56 percent) student-athletes earned GPAs of 3.6 or higher awarding them Semester Honors, while a total of 212 (53.67 percent) posted a GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Western Illinois student-athletes also surpassed the rest of the Western Illinois student body's cumulative GPA of 2.93.
- The volleyball team led the entire department with a GPA of 3.65 and were followed closely by women's cross country who earned a 3.57 mark. Rounding out the top five for the women's teams were softball with 3.39, women's soccer with 3.38 and women's tennis with 2.87.
- Men's cross country tallied the highest men's team GPA with 3.27. Rounding out the top five were baseball with 2.96, men's track and field with 2.91, men's golf with 2.89 and men's tennis with 2.87.
- Three Leatherneck student-athletes were named CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District: football's Kyle Glazier and Jenny Green and Caitlin Barret of women's soccer.
- A total of 66 Western Illinois student-athletes received their diplomas in the spring. Sixty-two were awarded undergraduate degrees and four received graduate degrees.
- Western Illinois University student‐athletes continued to excel in the classroom, recording a spring semester GPA of 3.19, the third‐straight semester posting at least a 3.0 and the highest semester cumulative GPA in Athletics Department history.
- The Leathernecks also increased the number of perfect 4.0 averages from 53 in the fall to 64 (16.45 percent of student‐athlete body) in the spring.
- Posting a GPA of 3.6 or better, 109 student athletes earned Semester Honors and 229, or more than half (58.87 percent of student‐athlete body) of the student-athletes, earned a 3.0 or better.
- Forty‐three Western Illinois student athletes earned the 2009‐10 Provost Student‐Athlete award. Dr. Jack Thomas, Provost and Academic Vice President, awards the academic honor to those student‐athletes who have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average and have been in residence with Western Illinois for at least one year.
- The Fighting Leatherneck football team turned in a 2.98 spring GPA, its best semester GPA on record.
- Western's volleyball team led the entire department as it posted a 3.71 team GPA in the spring. Behind volleyball, women's cross country recorded a GPA of 3.65 and women's swimming and diving finished with a 3.60. Of the 10 women's teams, the lowest women's team recorded a 3.24 GPA.
- On the men's side, cross country took spring top honors with a 3.56 GPA. Men's track and field came in second with a GPA of 2.99, while football rounded out the third‐highest male GPA. Men's golf (2.963) and baseball round out the top five.
- 56% of student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better GPA
- 79 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA
- Overall student-athlete GPA = 2.97
- Spring 2009 was the best overall semester in school history, as the overall student-athlete grade point average reached 3.005, nearly one-tenth of a point of a point higher than the campus' undergraduate grade point average.
Fall 2008 Accomplishments
- Department of Intercollegiate Athletics GPA: 2.939
- Overall University student-body GPA: 2.88
- 52.5% of student-athletes (217) had at least a 3.00 GPA
- 10.4% of student-athletes (43) had a perfect 4.0GPA
- 23.7% of student-athletes (98) earned semester honors with at least a 3.6 GPA
- Highest Women's Team GPA: Softball (3.42)
- Highest Men's Team GPA: Men's Golf (3.249)
- 56 student-athletes on The Summit League Fall Academic All-League Team
- Department of Intercollegiate Athletics GPA: 2.97
- 80 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA
- 57% of student-athletes earned at least a 3.00 GPA
- 165 student-athletes earned University academic honors with at least a 3.60 GPA
- Bess Rapp named The Summit League Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- 172 selections to the Academic All-Summit League Team (53% of student-athletes)
- 32 selections to the Gateway Football Conference Academic Honor Roll (36% of roster)