Baseball Shatters Team GPA with Record 3.17 this Fall Semester

Head Coach Todd Whitting

Dec. 22, 2012

HOUSTON — University of Houston Baseball continues to prove that its commitment to excellence in the classroom stands high as it posted a record-best 3.17 team GPA for the Fall 2012 semester under third-year head coach Todd Whitting.

The 3.17 shattered its previous semester high of 3.15, which came last Spring. Houston’s 3.17 also became the highest GPA ever by the Cougars in program history.

Houston Baseball has now posted at least a team GPA of 3.00 or better in all five semesters under Whitting since he took over the helm at the start of the 2011 season.

27 baseball student-athletes recorded a 3.00 or better and 10 were named to the Dean’s List with 3.50 GPAs or better. Sophomores Ryan Vruggink and Logan Piper earned an impressive 4.00 and former players Codey Morehouse and Taylor White received their undergraduate degrees this December after exhausting their eligibility this past May.

"I am extremely proud of the continued academic success of our team,” Whitting said. “Both the players and staff continue to raise the bar both on and off the field for Houston Baseball and I appreciate the hard work put in by all involved. This a very committed group of student-athletes, who seek excellence in everything they do and I know they will do great things in 2013."

Houston Baseball will host ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ and its Alumni Game at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2 at Cougar Field. Admission is free.

The Cougars will then open their 2013 season officially at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 by hosting Northeastern University in a three-game series (Feb. 15-17) at Cougar Field. For more of the latest news and highlights, visit www.UHCougars.com.



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