Gamecocks set high mark in the classroom

GoGamecocks staff reportsJanuary 29, 2013 

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), women’s Tennis (3.611), volleyball (3.632) and women’s track and field (3.427). Women’s 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 President’s List (for those with a perfect 4.0 GPA), 165 to the Dean’s List, and 378 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0).

Men’s Basketball2.750
Women’s Basketball3.251
Men’s Golf3.307
Women’s Golf3.335
Men’s Soccer3.460
Women’s Soccer3.532
Men’s Swimming/Diving3.230
Women’s Swimming/Diving3.509
Men’s Tennis3.532
Women’s Tennis3.611
Men’s Track & Field3.188
Women’s Track & Field/XC3.427

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