Academics is the cornerstone of the University of Vermont Athletic Department. Student-athletes maintain a higher cumulative grade-point average than the overall student body at the University.
UVM student-athletes have posted a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher for 22 straight semesters.
Several UVM student-athletes have been named Academic All-Americans, further illustrating UVM's dual emphasis on the pursuit of excellence both on and off the playing field.
The University of Vermont won America East Academic Cup for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year in 2011. UVM student-athletes achieved a 3.17 cumulative grade-point average during the 2010-11 season. In 2009-10 Catamount student-athletes posted a 3.19 GPA, marking the highest grade-point average in the 15-year history of the award.
Vermont is the only school in America East history to have won the Academic Cup seven straight years (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and has a total of eight Academic Cups after winning the inaugural award in 1996.