It was a special year for UNO in 2014 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
2014 has been a year of tremendous growth and success for Maverick athletics. The UNO soccer programs are now the only NCAA Division I teams that can call a FIFA 2-Star field their home, distinguishing Caniglia Field as the elite synthetic turf in Division I soccer. Hockey and other sports will soon have a new home in the UNO/Community Arena. Baseball and Men’s Soccer both earned regular season Summit League Champions.
The greatest success of the 2013-2014 season, however, was in the classroom not on the field.
Mavs Move Bar Higher For Academic Achievement
2013-2014 Season | From OMAVS.com
The 251 student-athletes that represent Omaha Athletics set yet another record of academic success in 2013-14. They posted a combined grade point average of 3.43 for the spring semester, the best all student-athlete GPA in school history.
The Mavericks have now reset that GPA mark in three of the last four semesters.
“It is gratifying to see the outstanding achievement of our student-athletes given the many demands placed on their time,” said Trev Alberts, Director of Athletics. “Since we began our reclassification to Division I, we have put considerable human and material resources toward ensuring that our student-athletes are successful in their academic pursuits.
“The success of our student-athletes is a great credit to our Academic Success staff, and it is certainly something in which our entire department takes great pride.”
During the spring of 2014, 126 of UNO’s student-athletes were members of either the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or higher) or the Chancellor’s List (4.0 GPA). Eighty-two percent or 207 Mavericks earned at least at 3.0 GPA.
The women’s tennis team led all UNO teams with a combined spring GPA of 3.76 followed by women’s basketball (3.64) and softball (3.61). Men’s golf had the best men’s team GPA in the spring at 3.53 followed by hockey (3.47) and baseball (3.37).
UNO’s all student-athlete GPA for the fall of 2012 set a record at 3.34. After recording a GPA of 3.33 in the spring of 2013, the Mavericks had a GPA of 3.37 in the fall of 2013.