Tiger Quarterbacks Making The Grade
July 1, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Three of the five University of Memphis quarterbacks who will open fall camp in August earned a 4.0 grade point average for the spring 2010 semester. All five - Cannon Smith, Andy Summerlin, Ryan Williams, Tyler Bass and Will Gilchrist - boast at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, while Smith, Summerlin and Williams achieved a 4.0 GPA this spring.
The group certainly helped boost Memphis' football team GPA , which was at its highest since the spring 2006 semester. All of the Tiger Athletics programs as a whole turned in a 2.94 GPA for the spring, which is the highest-ever grade point average achieved by the department. In fact, 92 student-athletes were placed on the U of M Dean's List, including eight football players. The players named to the Dean's List this spring were: Charlie Bryant, Akeem Davis, John McArthur, Jamie McCoy, Dominik Riley, Cannon Smith, Andy Summerlin and Ryan Williams.
Twenty-one Tiger football student-athletes were named to the Tiger 3.0 Club, including the eight named to the Dean's List, as well as: Keenan Bratcher, Stephen Daniel, Will Gilchrist, Robbie Hardie, Brooks Johnson, Jermaine McKenzie, Jordan Miller, Brad Paul, Torenzo Quinn, Zach Rea, Derek Smith, Tommy Walker and Austin Weaver.
By the start of the 2010 football season, at least six Tiger football players will have earned their degrees from the U of M. Dominik Riley and Bryan Wright graduated in December 2009, while Charlie Bryant, Deven Onarheim, John McArthur and Malcolm Jones earned their degrees in May 2010.