Of Presbyterian College’s 15 sports, 12 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 recently released by the college. The average team GPA for the spring was 3.22.
“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 student-athletes, and it shows.”
Men's Cross Country posted the highest team GPA in the department this spring, recording a 3.76. Women's Cross Country recorded an impressive 3.50, with women's soccer coming away with a 3.44. Women's basketball and softball saw the biggest jumps in the department, with women's basketball going from a 2.85 in the spring of 2014 to a 3.19. Softball saw a .34 increase as well, improving on its 3.24 last spring with a 3.58.
Other athletic teams that posted over a 3.0 GPA for the spring semester included baseball (3.00), men's soccer (3.17), men's tennis (3.37), women's golf (3.31), lacrosse (3.05), women's tennis (3.31) and volleyball (3.15).
Just below a 3.0 was men's basketball with a 2.68, an increase of .11 from the spring of 2014. Football came in with a 2.80, while men's golf posted a 2.94, up from a 2.80 a year ago.
The average team GPA this spring was a 3.22, marking the 10th semester in a row the teams have averaged over a 3.0.
184 student-athletes, 60% of them, had GPAs of over 3.0 this spring, while 27 of those were perfect with a 4.0. In all, just over half the PC student-athletes (52%) have a cumulative GPA of over 3.0.
The student-athlete GPA for the spring was a 3.09, with female student-athletes recording a 3.30 GPA, and male student-athletes coming away with a 2.95.