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Gamecock student-athletes score big in the classroom, set department GPA record

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South Carolina Gamecocks athletic director Ray Tanner explained extensions for Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson and raises for Bryan McClendon, Dan Werner, plus talked about Muschamp's large gift to a fundraising drive.

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.

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).



Sport GPA

Baseball 3.159

Men’s Basketball 3.015

Women’s Basketball 2.904

Beach Volleyball 3.616

Equestrian 3.517

Football 3.026

Men’s Golf 3.480

Women’s Golf 3.560

Men’s Soccer 3.485

Women’s Soccer 3.573

Softball 3.475

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

Volleyball 3.526

Greg Hadley is the beat writer for South Carolina women’s basketball and baseball for GoGamecocks and The State. He also covers football and recruiting.


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