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Jan. 14, 2016

University of South Carolina student-athletes began the 2015-16 school year in fine fashion in the classroom, posting a combined 3.171 grade point average (GPA), according to Maria Hickman, Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development.

The 3.171 GPA extended the department’s streak to 18-consecutive semesters in which the student-athletes combined for a GPA of 3.0 or better, with 15 of the 18 teams earning at least a 3.0 GPA.

Women’s golf led the charge with a combined 3.739 team GPA. Men’s swimming & diving also was highlighted for posting its second-best GPA on record, a mark of 3.367. Overall, the department named 66 student-athletes to the President’s List (4.0 GPA), 172 to the Dean’s List (3.5) and 360 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0).

“The foundation for academic excellence has been set by the administration and coaches,” said Hickman. “The Dodie Academic staff has played an integral role to the success of our department through their dedication and focus on each student. We are proud of our student-athletes who continue to rise to the challenge and compete in the classroom.”

Sport GPA
Baseball 2.974
Men’s Basketball 2.776
Women’s Basketball 3.027
Beach Volleyball 3.562
Equestrian 3.449
Football 2.571
Men’s Golf 3.486
Women’s Golf 3.739
Men’s Soccer 3.113
Women’s Soccer 3.404
Softball 3.447
Men’s Swimming/Diving 3.367
Women’s Swimming/Diving 3.548
Men’s Tennis 3.298
Women’s Tennis 3.631
Men’s Track & Field 3.110
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country 3.444
Volleyball 3.268

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