Continued academic success for Lions

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. - The Lincoln University student-athletes continue to put in work in the classroom as for the second consecutive semester, the Lions posted a collective grade point average of higher than 3.0.

As a unit, the student-athletes registered a term GPA of 3.064 and a 3.083 cumulative GPA. Eleven student-athletes, up from nine in the fall, tallied perfect 4.0-grade point averages.

"I'm extremely proud of our student's academic accomplishments," said Harry Stinson III, Director of Athletics and Recreational Services. "This is a true testament to the hard work of our students, coaches, and student-athlete success staff. Our students are motivated to change the narrative of the definition of a student-athlete. Our university mantra Learn.Liberate.Lead is truly personified through our student-athletes."

The women's track program led the way four 4.0 student-athletes as Nazirah Purnell (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area), LaCendria Pulley (Essex, Md./Baltimore Polytech), Cobree Hooper, and Kaz'minah Turner (Northfield, N.J./Pleasantville) all achieved the academic feat.

The women's basketball and women's soccer program had two student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs as Joy Morton and Kendra Stanford represented women's basketball and Jasmide Bernard and Cedar Davidson represented women's soccer.

Three other teams – baseball, men's track and field, and softball - had one player with the perfect grade point average, CarVonte Williams (Cleveland, Ohio/Twinsburg), Tymique Goodman (Gwynn Oak, Md./Woodlawn), and Jessica Kaba (Brooklyn, N.Y./Cristo Rey).

In total, 12 of the 13 sports finished the year with a cumulative grade point average of over 3.0, while 11 of the 13 went over 3.0 for the spring semester. Although the football program hasn't reached the 3.0 mark, they have continuing to get close to the mark – improving from 2.4 following the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester to its current level of 2.84.

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Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.