Student comes first in Student-Athlete

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: January 06, 2012
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Thank you for your help and support of our student-athletes.  The student-athletes at Green Bay have achieved 24 straight semesters with a semester GPA above a 3.0.  Since Fall 2001, our student-athletes have averaged GPAs above 3.0.  Without the help and support of the faculty and staff on campus, this would not be possible.

Student Athlete Academic Status (Bylaw 14.01.2)

  • To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in at least a minimum full time study program, be in good academic standing, and maintain progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree. Exceptions to the minimum full-time enrollment requirement are granted for a student enrolled in the final term of undergraduate studies or who are enrolled in a full-time graduate program. (See Bylaws and respectively)
  • Full time enrollment, as defined by the NCAA, is being enrolled in 12 credits as an undergraduate student or 6 hours as a graduate student. A student-athlete's progress toward degree is measures by both NCAA and institutional standards.

Good Academic standing (Bylaw

  • To be eligible to represent an institution in intercollegiate athletics, a student-athlete shall be in good academic standing. Academic standing is determined by the academic authorities who determine the meaning of such phrases for all students at the institution.
  • At UW-Green Bay, a student-athlete is considered to be in "good academic standing" if he or she meets the NCAA guidelines for full-time enrollment.

Academic Monitoring

  • Faculty members are strongly encouraged to assist Coach Mike Kline, the Athletics Academic Coordinator, in monitoring the academic progress, performance, and class attendance of student-athletes.

Missed Class Time

  • Student-athletes are not permitted to miss class time for practice (other than traveling to an away competition and the practice is in conjunction with the contest). However, there are time when student-athletes must miss class time for competition and competition-related travel. Within the first week of class, student-athletes are required to provide faculty members with a sport travel schedule indicating any class days that will be missed because of athletic competition or competition-related travel. It is the responsibility of the student-athlete to notify the faculty member of any changes to that schedule immediately. (See Bylaw

Communication Between Faculty Members and Coaching Staff

  • Green Bay coaches are not permitted to call faculty members or other instructional personnel to ask about a student-athlete's academic performance. All contact with faculty members and other instructional staff should be coordinated with Athletics Academic Coordinator Mike Kline. Faculty, however, may initiate contact with a coaching staff member. If faculty members or other instructional personnel feel pressured into giving an unearned grade or if they are contacted by coaching staff members directly, they should contact the NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative. (Green Bay's FAR is Dr. Donna Ritch. 920-465-2274 or
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