HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2010 – Scholar-athletes at High Point University were recently honored with a special dinner, thanks to staying at the top of their game ? academically speaking, that is.
The 14 athletes maintained a 4.0 grade point average – an astounding fete for students who dedicate much of their time to athletics and other activities at HPU.
The dinner took place on March 22 and was held in the President’s Club at the University Center on campus.
“This was the first year we had it,” explains Craig Keilitz, athletic director for HPU. “We wanted to do something to honor them – students did a tremendous job.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/highpointu.
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