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WU Athletes Highlight the Dean’s and President’s Academic Lists


As this academic year draws to a close, Wilberforce University, the nation’s first, private HBCU, announces its 2020 – 2021 student academic honors.

Nearly one fourth of WU’s total student enrollment of 392 has been accepted to the university’s President’s List (a GPA between 3.6 and 4.0) and the Dean’s List (a GPA between 3.0 and 3.59).  Also, twenty four percent of these honor scholars are members of the university’s athletic teams.  These statistics have prompted a proud reminder from WU Athletics Director, Derek Williams.

“This is a prime example of why we are students first, and athletes second,” Williams says. “These young men and women are toeing the line and leading by example.”

The WU sports program includes men’s and women’s cross country, track and field, golf, and basketball.

President Elfred Anthony Pinkard has a message of gratitude for the accomplishments of all Wilberforce scholars.

“Thank you for not being afraid to be excellent and for defying the stereotypes about young African Americans. Thank you for respecting the tradition of Wilberforce University and for honoring the sacrifice of all those who support your being here.” Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard, 22nd president, Wilberforce University

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