Record GPA Highlights Academic Achievement for Eagles
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern student-athletes achieved a record grade point average of 2.96 for the 2011-2012 academic year and several teams posted record single-season GPAs this past spring semester. The Eagles tallied a 3.0 GPA for the spring 2012 semester, topping their record effort of 2.92 set during fall 2011. The women's athletics programs all registered team GPAs of 3.0 and above for both the spring semester and the academic year while the men's teams combined for a 2.81 for the spring, their highest-ever single-semester GPA.
Contributing to the spring semester GPA record, 224 student-athletes representing all 15 teams posted GPAs of 3.0 or better. Seventy-five Eagles were eligible for the Dean's List with GPAs of 3.5-3.99 and 44 Eagles were listed on the most recent President's List with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Football had the most 4.0 student-athletes on the President's and Dean's List with seven and 11, respectively. Women's Soccer and Swimming & Diving each had six members of their teams on the President's List. Ten Eagle Softball players were the most by any one women's team represented on the Dean's List.
"The record grade point averages for the academic year and this last semester are further evidence of our student-athletes' commitment to excellence in the classroom," said Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Sam Baker. "While GPA may be only one of the indicators of academic success, as a department we are proud of the efforts of our teams, coaches and academic support staff as these numbers continue to rise."
With a department-best 3.52 GPA for the 2011-2012 academic year, Women's Tennis took top team honors. The Georgia Southern Men's Soccer team finished 2011-2012 with the highest GPA among the men's programs with a 3.22 for the year. Seven were named to the Dean's List with five members of the team on the President's List. Men's Tennis had the highest single-semester team GPA with a 3.39 this spring semester.
Georgia Southern student-athletes must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credit hours during the course of a semester as a requirement of their participation in NCAA competition. The GPAs comparisons are based on semester grades since Georgia Southern converted from the quarter system following the 1997-98 academic year.
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- Category: General Release
- Published on Saturday, 30 June 2012 18:00