ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Academic Success

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.

Burbidge Center

  • 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.

"Our athletics department has always been committed to providing top-level academic support services to our teams. 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."

- Co-Head Coach Megan Marsden

PLACEMENT

Athletics department placement personnel help student-athletes find job shadowing experiences, internships, summer and post graduate employment.

LEADERSHIP

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 Second Nationally in Team GPA

The Utes placed second among all women's gymnastics programs in team grade point average in 2014-15 with a cumulative GPA of 3.7838. Utah also had 12 NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans.

Scholastic All-Americans

Georgia Dabritz, Kailah Delaney and Kassandra Lopez finished the year with a 4.00 GPA. Breanna Hughes, Haley Lange, Kari Lee, Tiffani Lewis, Corrie Lothrop, Samantha Partyka, Maddy Stover, Becky Tutka and Tory Wilson also earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors.

2014-15 Academic Honors

CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American: Georgia Dabritz (1st team)
Tom Hansen Conference Medal: Georgia Dabritz
Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Georgia Dabritz

Pac-12 All-Academic: Georgia Dabritz (1st team), Kailah Delaney (1st team), Breanna Hughes (1st team), Becky Tutka (1st team), Tory Wilson (1st team), Kassandra Lopez (2nd team), Corrie Lothrop (2nd team)

Dean's List: (minimum 3.5 GPA with 12 graded hours): Georgia Dabritz (4.000), Breanna Hughes (4.000), Maddy Stover (3.767), Tiffani Lewis (3.727), Samantha Partyka (3.727), Kari Lee (3.715), Becky Tutka (3.575)

Athletic Director's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA): Georgia Dabritz (4.0), Kailah Delaney (4.0), Breanna Hughes (4.0), Kassandra Lopez (4.0), Maddy Stover (3.767), Tiffani Lewis (3.727), Samantha Partyka (3.727), Kari Lee (3.715), Corrie Lothrop (3.65), Becky Tutka (3.575), Baely Rowe (3.377), Haley Lange (3.35), Tory Wilson (3.35)


NCAA Team GPAs 2002-15

SCHOOL 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
UTAH 3.7838 3.7827 3.69 3.66 3.76 3.5 3.42 3.52 3.27 3.36 3.49 3.33 3.64 3.73
Alabama 3.6456 3.5121 3.54 3.55 3.71 3.41 3.56 3.48 3.4 3.4 3.17 3.33 3.28 3.58
Illinois 3.6267 3.5431 3.3 3.26 3.43 3.4 3.35 3.21 3.2 *** *** 3.3 3.31 3.16
Arkansas 3.546 3.275 3.15 3.37 3.26 3.44 3.43 3.3 3.36 3.3 3.51 3.48 3.43 ***
Denver 3.546 3.4606 3.41 3.44 3.48 3.37 3.45 3.52 3.74 3.54 3.57 3.49 3.28 3.38
Nebraska 3.5321 3.4423 3.36 3.29 3.43 3.2 3.18 *** *** *** 3.13 3.53 3.5 3.4
Towson 3.4987 3.4808 3.5 3.59 3.39 3.21 3.37 *** 3.15 3.3 2.88 *** 3.17 ***
New Hampshire 3.4911 3.2867 3.31 3.22 3.46 3.35 3.29 3.27 3.18 3.03 2.92 3.16 3.15 2.92
Florida 3.4679 3.5162 3.42 3.49 3.27 3.31 3.27 3.27 3.24 3.17 3.19 2.99 3.23 3.09
LSU 3.4587 3.2982 3.2 3.06 3.22 3.22 2.95 3.1 3.17 3.15 3.11 3.16 3.1 3.33
Oklahoma 3.4053 3.3356 3.29 3.35 3.26 3.34 3.36 3.25 3.2 *** 3.26 3.42 3.1 3.07
Oregon St 3.39 3.2188 3.09 3.19 *** *** 3.29 3.26 3.26 3.26 3.26 3.18 3.17 ***
Kent St. 3.3667 3.505 3.46 3.43 3.42 3.38 3.3 *** 3.29 *** *** *** *** ***
Stanford 3.3379 3.3853 3.42 3.41 3.34 3.43 3.45 3.46 3.43 3.37 3.4 3.51 3.29 3.47
Washington 3.3188 3.5192 3.41 3.38 3.29 2.96 3.37 3.49 3.15 3.13 3.25 3.44 3.39 3.45
Michigan St 3.288 3.2535 3.19 3.37 3.55 3.62 3.65 3.65 3.37 3.32 3.32 3.31 3.47 3.12
Ohio St. 3.2806 3.2431 3.47 3.58 3.53 3.22 3.35 3.29 3.23 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.13 3.27
Missouri 3.2689 3.2359 3.31 3.33 3.47 3.5 3.45 3.27 3.25 3.19 3.03 2.84 2.9 3.12
Utah State 3.2673 *** 3.42 3.41 3.45 3.29 3 3.14 3.37 3.37 3.22 3.33 3 2.61
Arizona St 3.25 *** 3.1 2.91 *** *** *** *** *** 2.82 *** 2.78 2.89 ***
Michigan 3.2436 3.3414 3.11 3.08 3.26 3.46 3.22 3.36 3.25 *** 3.25 3.06 3.23 3.27
Minnesota 3.2279 3.2993 3.36 3.33 3.37 3.32 3.52 3.28 3.3 *** 3.23 3.31 3.18 3.16
Georgia 3.22 3.0935 3.35 3.47 3.19 3.39 3.27 3.4 3.27 3.07 3.17 3.09 2.94 2.89
NC State 3.2011 *** 3.1 3.15 3.15 3.25 3.18 3.36 3.11 3.24 *** 3.25 3.04 3.15
UCLA 3.1857 3.1806 3.22 3.09 3.26 3.08 3.08 3.1 3.16 3.14 3.23 3.3 3.5 3.29
Auburn 3.1465 *** 3.08 3.43 3.11 2.89 3.1 3.37 3.27 3.21 *** *** *** ***
Arizona 3.1113 *** *** 3.27 3.13 3.07 3.07 3.19 3.17 3.15 3.15 2.91 *** 3.12
BYU 3.0565 *** 3.16 3.18 3.02 2.96 2.43 3.06 2.95 *** 3.11 3.36 3.46 3.36
West Virginia 3.0491 3.175 3.1 3.22 3.35 3.35 3.33 3.32 3.36 3.34 3.14 *** *** ***
California 3.0329 3.1282 3.27 3.12 *** 2.94 3 3.1 3.05 3.15 3.26 3.05 3.2 3.29
Penn State 3.005 3.1536 3.31 3.2 *** 3.27 3.28 3.34 3.33 3.52 3.39 3.49 3.37 3.19
Iowa State 2.9918 3.184 3.26 3.25 *** 3.29 3.38 3.21 3.42 *** *** *** 3.09 ***
Iowa 2.9615 *** *** 3.16 3.32 3.23 3.32 3.11 2.93 3.21 *** 3.32 *** ***