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Gamecocks set new high mark in the classroom

Women’s swimming and diving earned bragging rights by being the GPA leader for teams in the USC athletic department. Freshman swimmer Emma Barksdale is a part of the team.
Women’s swimming and diving earned bragging rights by being the GPA leader for teams in the USC athletic department. Freshman swimmer Emma Barksdale is a part of the team. tglantz@thestate.com

South Carolina Student-athletes set a departmental GPA record by earning a 3.278 for the spring semester. It was the 19th-consecutive semester in which the student-athletes have combined for a GPA above a 3.0.

Two teams earned their highest GPA: women’s swimming and diving (3.733) and women’s soccer (3.637). Women’s swimming and diving also earned bragging rights by being the GPA leader for teams in the department.

Baseball (3.186) earned its highest team GPA in season, while women’s golf (3.717) recorded its third consecutive semester with the team GPA above a 3.7. Fifteen of the 18 teams earned a 3.0 or better GPA.

The department named 78 student-athletes to the President’s List, 179 to the Dean’s List, and 386 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0).

USC’s GPAs

Sport-by-sport outlook:

Baseball 3.186

Men’s Basketball 3.093

Women’s Basketball 2.904

Beach Volleyball 3.650

Equestrian 3.526

Football 2.855

Men’s Golf 3.542

Women’s Golf 3.717

Men’s Soccer 3.332

Women’s Soccer 3.637

Softball 3.456

Men’s Swimming & Diving 3.348

Women’s Swimming & Diving 3.733

Men’s Tennis 3.316

Women’s Tennis 3.645

Men’s Track & Field 2.906

Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country 3.370

Volleyball 3.335

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