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October 30, 2014

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UNLV men’s tennis team makes the grade

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UNLV’s Luca Barlocchi

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The members of the UNLV men’s tennis team apparently spent as much time in study hall as they did on the courts during the spring 2008 term. Owen Hambrook’s squad led all of UNLV’s teams with a grade-point average of 3.44 for the spring term and was one of a school-record 11 teams that posted a GPA of at least 3.0 for the term.

“Our athletic teams set or tied 10 different academic records and anytime you set 10 different school records, that means you’re moving in the right direction,” UNLV Athletic D irector Mike Hamrick said.

Although the football team finished last among UNLV’s 17 teams with a 2.57 GPA this spring, Hamrick said 40 (of 78) scholarship players had a term GPA of 3.0 or better in the fall.

“When 40 of your players have a GPA of 3.0 or better ... during the fall, when they play, that’s really good,” he said. “They’ve done a great job in the classroom.”

At right is the complete list of team GPAs from the spring 2008 term:

Men’s tennis: 3.44

Women’s volleyball: 3.42

Softball: 3.26

Men’s golf: 3.24

Women’s golf: 3.24

Women’s swimming: 3.23

Baseball: 3.17

Men’s swimming: 3.17

Women’s tennis: 3.16

Women’s soccer: 3.14

Men’s soccer: 3.05

Women’s basketball: 2.95

Women’s cross country: 2.95

Men’s basketball: 2.80

Women’s indoor track/field: 2.76

Women’s outdoor track/field: 2.76

Football: 2.57

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