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USC athletes' grades on the rise

USC student-athletes surpassed the 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the Fall 2009 semester. It was the sixth consecutive semester above 3.0.

The mean GPA for USC student-athletes was 3.126, similar to the general student body GPA of 3.141.

Thirteen out of 17 teams eclipsed the 3.0 plateau and several teams enjoyed the best semester on record.

The women's golf team was the department's leader with a 3.485 GPA. Men's soccer and men's tennis had GPAs of 3.484.

The football team (2.695), men's soccer team (3.484), and men's track & field team (3.205) had their highest GPAs on record, while the baseball team (3.157) and women's track & field team (3.362) had their second highest GPA recorded. Men's basketball continued an upward trend with a 2.822 team GPA.

A total of 47 student-athletes were named to the President's List, 154 to the Dean's List, and a grand total of 346 student-athletes were named to the Athletics Director's Honor Roll.

- Joseph Person

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Baseball ..... 3.157 **

Men's Basketball ..... 2.822

Women's Basketball ..... 2.684

Equestrian ..... 3.219

Football ..... 2.695 *

Men's Golf ..... 3.316

Women's Golf ..... 3.485

Men's Soccer ..... 3.484 *

Women's Soccer ..... 3.236

Softball ..... 3.237

Men's Swimming & Diving ..... 2.947

Women's Swimming & Diving ..... 3.381

Men's Tennis ..... 3.484

Women's Tennis ..... 3.393

Men's Track & Field ..... 3.205 *

Women's Track & Field/Cross Country ..... 3.362 **

Volleyball ..... 3.399

* Highest GPA on record

** 2nd Highest GPA on record

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