Athletics Post Successful Spring Semester in the Classroom
Of Presbyterian College’s 15 sports, 10 earned spring grade point averages of 3.0 or better, with five posting at least a 3.4, according to the student-athlete grade report just released by the college.
“The success of our student-athletes in the classroom this spring illustrates the commitment PC is making to not only their progress on the field, but off the field as well,” said Director of Athletics Brian Reese. “Our staff and coaches have done a great job in making academics a priority for their kids, and it shows.”
Women’s Soccer posted the highest GPA in the department, recording a team GPA this spring of 3.66, which was .04 better than Men’s Cross Country, which posted a 3.62. Other teams with over a 3.4 GPA were Women’s Tennis with a 3.54, Men’s Tennis with a 3.49, and Women’s Cross Country with its 3.47.
Athletic teams that posted over a 3.0 GPA included Baseball (3.01), Men’s Soccer (3.08), Women’s Golf (3.37), Softball (3.24) and Volleyball (3.32).
Just below the 3.0 GPA mark were Football (2.89), Men’s Basketball (2.57), Men’s Golf (2.8), Women’s Basketball (2.85), and Lacrosse (2.91).
The average team GPA was 3.19, marking the eighth semester in a row the teams have averaged over a 3.0.
174 student-athletes, 61% of them, recorded at least a 3.0 GPA, with 15 posting a perfect 4.0, during the spring. There were nine student-athletes just on the cusp of a 3.0 GPA, coming in between a 2.9 and a 2.99.
The student-athlete GPA for the spring was a 3.11, on par with the entire student-body, which also recorded a 3.11. Female student-athletes recorded a 3.31 GPA, .11 higher than the female student-body. Male student-athletes and male students posted the same for the spring at 2.98.