USC student-athletes concluded the 2010-11 academic year by postingtheir ninth-consecutive departmental grade point average above a 3.0(3.137). Fourteen out of 17 teams achieved a 3.0 GPA or better for thesemester.
Two teams, women's tennis (3.576) and men's swimming and diving (3.279),achieved their highest mark on record this spring. A trio of squads,men's tennis (3.546), men's soccer (3.478), and football (2.711), earnedtheir second-highest GPA. Also, seven teams improved their GPA from thefall of 2010.
Women's tennis earned the title as the departmental GPA leader forspring 2011, while men's tennis ranked a few hundredths of a pointbehind the women. The Gamecock football team enjoyed a solid yearacademically, earning their second-best GPA in the spring, not farbehind their highest GPA ever (2.779) recorded in the fall of 2010.
Fifty-eight student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA and, with that, aspot on the President's List, while 161 were named to the Dean's List.334 student-athletes, more than half of the student-athlete population,were named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA).
"The academic numbers are impressive; there's no doubt about it," saidAssociate Athletic Director for Academics and Student Support ServicesRaymond Harrison. "Our staff has done a magnificent job staying true toour principles, challenging and motivating the student-athletes andholding them accountable to their academic priorities. The mostimpressive thing I hear is that teams are not satisfied with theseaccomplishments. They want to reach higher."
Men's Basketball, 2.725
Women's Basketball, 3.064
Men's Golf, 3.079
Women's Golf, 3.525
Men's Soccer, 3.281
Women's Soccer, 3.478
Men's Swimming & Diving, 3.279
Women's Swimming & Diving, 3.504
Men's Tennis, 3.546
Women's Tennis, 3.576
Men's Track & Field, 3.066
Women's Track & Field & Cross Country, 3.242