Presbyterian College Athletics continue to excel in the classroom as 12 of 15 sports earned spring grade point averages of 3.0 or better, with nine posting at least a 3.3, according to the student-athlete grade report recently released by the college. The average team GPA for the spring was 3.293, an increase of .071 from last year.
“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.”
Women’s Tennis posted the highest team GPA in the department this spring, recording a 3.741. Men’s Cross Country recorded an impressive 3.657, with lacrosse coming away with a 3.550. Women’s Golf finished this spring with a 3.540, while Women’s Cross Country posted a 3.508.
Men’s Tennis recorded a 3.426, while Women’s Soccer had a 3.403. Rounding out the sports with over a 3.3 were Women’s basketball with a 3.353 and Volleyball with a 3.310.
Other athletic teams that posted over a 3.0 GPA for the spring semester included Men’s Soccer (3.265), Softball (3.264), and Baseball (3.156).
Just below a 3.0 was men's golf with a 2.903 and Football with a 2.855, an increase of .05 from last year.
The average team GPA this spring was a 3.293, marking the 12th semester in a row the teams have averaged over a 3.0.
186 student-athletes, 65% of them, had GPAs of over 3.0 this spring, while 22 of those were perfect with a 4.0. In all, just over half the PC student-athletes (54.5%) have a cumulative GPA of over 3.0.
The student-athlete GPA for the spring was a 3.157, which was comparable to the rest of the student population, which posted a 3.165 for the spring of 2016. Female student-athletes recorded a 3.433 GPA, with male student-athletes coming away with a 2.993.