South Carolina student-athletes ended the fall 2012 semester with the highest departmental grade point average on record.
The Gamecocks posted a 3.267, surpassing the previous high of 3.202 set in fall 2011. Gamecock student-athletes have posted a combined GPA of 3.0 or better for 12 consecutive semesters.
Fifteen of the seventeen teams earned at least a 3.0 GPA, with five teams logging their highest GPA ever, including baseball (3.201), football (2.918), womens Tennis (3.611), volleyball (3.632) and womens track and field (3.427). Womens soccer earned its second highest GPA on record (3.532).
Volleyball earned bragging rights as the departmental GPA leader by recording a 3.632. No team scored below a 2.75 GPA, and 12 teams improved from the previous semester. Football earned its fifth consecutive semester above a 2.70.
The department named 76 student-athletes to the Presidents List (for those with a perfect 4.0 GPA), 165 to the Deans List, and 378 to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll (3.0).
|Mens Track & Field||3.188|
|Womens Track & Field/XC||3.427|