The immense success ACU athletes find on the field is equaled only by their prowess in the classroom. Wildcat golf star Adam Carpenter is one of the twenty student athletes with 4.0 grade point averages who made the 2010-11 Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll – more than any other school in the conference. Count ACU Athletic Director Jared Mosley among those touting the success of his scholarly Wildcats.
“Our coaches do an outstanding job of recruiting student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the institution,” Mosley said. “They work extremely hard to find not only those that are athletically gifted in their particular sport, but they truly seek to find students who will fit in at ACU and benefit from the education they will receive here.”
Adam is convinced his coach values his education just as much as he does his athletic talent.
“I value my education tremendously, and there is nothing more that my coach would love than to win the national championship while also having the highest team GPA in the country,” Adam said.
Adam has maintained a 4.0 GPA through his first four semesters at ACU. He believes strict study habits have allowed him to maintain excellence in his studies and on the links.
“It is difficult to manage being a college athlete while also being a full-time student,” Adam said. “But with proper time management, it is attainable. Focusing on the positives of life allows me to maintain a happy attitude even when I have lots of work to make up and complete.”
Adam hopes to play professional golf and own a personal business. For Mosley, ACU’s student athletes have been given the tools to succeed long after they hang up their cleats.
“To make it through an entire semester with those demands is a great testament to each of our student-athletes and their focus and making the most out of their experience at ACU,” Mosley said. “Again I can’t say enough how much credit also has to be given to the great faculty and support staff on this campus who inspire, encourage and support our students and student-athletes in this process.”