South Carolina student-athletes set records in the fall 2018 semester, finishing with an overall departmental GPA of 3.335, the highest in athletic department history. The football team also earned its highest GPA to date (3.026).
This also marks the 24th consecutive semester with an overall departmental GPA above 3.0. Seventeen of the 18 teams earned a 3.0 or better GPA during the fall semester.
“The results from fall 2018 exemplify how our student-athletes utilized their resources to have the best semester in the history of our program,” Maria Hickman, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development, said in a press release. “The combination of their effort, the support from our Athletics Director, Ray Tanner, and the encouragement from the Dodie Academic staff created an extraordinary semester.”
Beach Volleyball (3.616) earned the highest team GPA among all athletic teams.
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Seventy-nine student-athletes were named to the President’s List with a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 239 made the Dean’s List (3.5) and 438 made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0).
Men’s Basketball 3.015
Women’s Basketball 2.904
Beach Volleyball 3.616
Men’s Golf 3.480
Women’s Golf 3.560
Men’s Soccer 3.485
Women’s Soccer 3.573
Men’s Swimming & Diving 3.430
Women’s Swimming & Diving 3.554
Men’s Tennis 3.497
Women’s Tennis 3.584
Men’s Track & Field 3.199
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country 3.437