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Students honored as Academic Athletes

Top performers recognized


DENVER - This f​all, 88 CU Denver undergraduate students have achieved status as University of Colorado Denver Academic Athletes. To earn this designation for academic performance, a student must be currently enrolled for 12 or more credit hours, and they must have maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the past two semesters (excluding the summer semester) while carrying 12 or more credit hours each semester. 
The Academic Athletes recently were honored during an event in the Lawrence Street Center Terrace Room. It is a program sponsored and hosted by the CU Denver Alumni Association. These student honorees included:

78 – first-year athletes
9 – second-year athletes
1 – third-year athlete 
“The Academic Athletes program is to honor our best and brightest students,” said Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Raul Cardenas, PhD. “We never can do enough to really recognize these students and their accomplishments. The annual event is really a great way to do this." 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Brenda J.  Allen, PhD, participated in the celebration, providing an overview of the Academic Athlete program history and criteria for selection.
”I commended the awardees for their impressive accomplishments and encouraged them to continue to achieve.  I was pleased that they represent many disciplines and aspire to become members of a variety of careers,” said Allen.
“These students really represent the best of the whole Denver Campus,” added Cardenas. “They include traditional and non-traditional students and a whole cross section of our student body.” 
Since the inception of this program in 1994, 1,013 students have been named Academic Athletes. 


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