The Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Athletics Academic Center, which opened in May of 2001, is a national-class academic facility. Reserved for Utah’s varsity student-athletes, the Burbidge Center is known for its aesthetics, technological offerings and academic service. The building features a student-athlete lounge, classroom, individual and group tutoring rooms, study table, computer lab, and offices for student-athlete support personnel.
Student Athlete Support
Our athletics department has always been committed to providing top-level academic support services to our teams,” said Utah coach Greg Marsden. “When a gymnast comes to the University of Utah, we can guarantee her not only the best in training facilities, competition, fan support and media exposure, but also the best possible academic experience.
- Student-athletes receive priority registration.
- iPads are provided to all scholarship student-athletes. Apps for word processing (Pages, spreadsheets (Numbers), presentations (Keynote), note taking and recording of lectures (Notability) and electronic textbooks (Kno) are also provided.
- Academic mentors are provided to all entering freshmen and to anyone who requests one.
- Tutors are available for all classes offered at the University and are offered on an individual, group, or drop-in basis. Tutors may travel with the team to away meets and tests may be proctored while at away meets.
- Laptop computers may be checked out for use during travel to away meets.
- A summer "Bridge" program for entering freshmen.
- Summer school and fifth-year scholarships are provided.
Athletics department placement personnel help student-athletes find job shadowing experiences, internships, summer and post graduate employment.
Utah student-athletes receive award-winning support. Student-athletes are encouraged to develop their leadership skills in the Utes CHAMPS/Life Skills Program that includes:
- Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
- Student Athlete Mentor (SAMS)
- Community Service
- Career Development
- Leadership Conferences
- Utes Speakers Bureau
Utah Leads Nation in Team GPA
The Utes led all women’s gymnastics programs in team grade point average in 2013-14 with a cumulative GPA of 3.7827. Utah also had 14 NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans, the second-most of any school.
Gymnasts Hailee Hansen (4.0 GPA), Breanna Hughes (3.97), Tory Wilson (3.86), Kailah Delaney (3.84), Mary Beth Lofgren (3.84), Becky Tutka (3.84), Georgia Dabritz (3.81), Nansy Damianova (3.81), Haley Lange (3.79), Lia Del Priore (3.76), Kassandra Lopez (3.74) and Corrie Lothrop (3.64). Team managers Alyssa Gale (3.95) and Victoria Shanley (3.76).
2013-14 Academic Honors
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American:Hailee Hansen (3rd team)
Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship ($3,000): Mary Beth Lofgren
Tom Hansen Pac-12 Conference Medal: Mary Beth Lofgren
Pac-12 All-Academic: Hailee Hansen (1st team), Breanna Hughes (1st team), Mary Beth Lofgren (1st team), Kailah Delaney (1st team), Becky Tutka (1st team), Georgia Dabritz (1st team), Lia Del Priore (1st team), Tory Wilson (2nd team), Corrie Lothrop (2nd team), Nansy Damianova (2nd team).
Dean's List (minimum 3.5 GPA with 12 graded hours): Georgia Dabritz, Corrie Lothrop, Becky Tutka.
Athletic Director's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA): Georgia Dabritz, Nansy Damianova, Lia Del Priore, Kailah Delaney, Hailee Hansen, Breanna Hughes, Haley Lange, Mary Beth Lofgren, Kassandra Lopez, Corrie Lothrop, Baely Rowe, Becky Tutka, Tory Wilson
NCAA Team GPAs 2001-14