TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 7) – FAMU All-MEAC tennis star Haleigh Porter led a squad of 13 FAMU student-athletes who had perfect 4.0 grade-point-averages for the spring semester. In all, 134 FAMU student-athletes scored above a 3.0 grade-point-average.
“The first phase of our mission is to strike in the classroom. What these student-athletes have demonstrated is an understanding that academics is the first order of business. We are a university first and an athletics department second and that order can never be forgotten. I salute all 13 of our student-athletes with perfect semesters and all the coaches and academic staff who assisted them in getting to this point,” said FAMU Director of Athletics, John Eason, Ph.D.
The student-athletes that achieved the perfect semester are:
Alelee Figueroa (Track & Field), Renaldo Flowers (Football), Joshua Lowder (Track & Field), Sharon Kibiwott (Track & Field), Randall Leath (Men’s Basketball), Brett Maxwell ( Baseball), Haleigh Porter ( Women’s Tennis), Mercy Rotich (Track & Field), Zach Saffold (Football), Illya Skoromnyy (Men’s Tennis), Bradley Weatherington ( Football), Raekwon Webb (Football) and Jared Weber (Baseball).
Anthony Williams, Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support, is pleased with the growth in this category. “These are our high achievers on the field and in the classroom. Our coaches have continued to express that the core reason they are at Florida A&M University is to get an education. These perfect grade-point-averages indicates that these student-athletes have aspirations outside of athletics and they are using the platform of sports to achieve their goals,” Williams said.