"Most Cal athletes going forward will be required to have a 3.0 grade-point average in high school. That’s substantially lower than the general student body at Cal, but it’s higher than any Pac-12 school except Stanford. The new standards begin to go into effect this fall, when 40 percent of the incoming athletes must have a 3.0 GPA or better. That number climbs to 60 percent next year and to 80 percent in 2017." http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sp...s-could-be-hurt-by-increased-gpa-requirements h/t to rward on the Rivals board for finding this story.