The last three departmental semester GPAs, which include a record-setting 3.573 in Spring 2020, 3.390 in Fall 2020, and 3.47 in Spring 2021 rank as the three highest recorded. Utah Athletics has now achieved 30 consecutive semesters with departmental GPAs of 3.00 or higher.
For the third consecutive semester and the third time overall, every sport program earned a team semester GPA over 3.00 in Spring 2021.
The Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Academic Center, which opened in May of 2001, is a national-class academic facility.
Reserved for Utah's varsity student-athletes, the 15,500-square foot, two-story facility is known for its aesthetics, technological offerings and academic service. The Burbidge Center features a student-athlete lounge, classroom, individual and group tutoring rooms, study table, computer lab, and offices for student-athlete support personnel.
The Burbidge Center underwent a $2.1 million expansion in the spring of 2018 that added a new 4,500-square-foot west wing. The project included vacating 850 square feet in a large meeting room that was formerly used by the athletics department staff and repurposing it for quiet study. All of the new spaces will allow for more one-on-one tutoring, group study, group instruction and collaboration, while providing more quiet study areas for the student athletes.
The renovation included a new west entrance, allowing for easy access from the Sorenson High Performance Center, and a new basement-level entrance with a lounge area that provides better access from team locker rooms, training room, fueling station, weight room, and the Jon M. Huntsman Center arena.