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Gamecocks Set New Standard in the Classroom
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Gamecocks Set New Standard in the Classroom

Student-Athletes Post Department’s Highest GPA in History

The University of South Carolina Athletics Department concluded the spring 2019 semester with a departmental GPA of 3.338. It marks the department’s highest GPA in history and the 25th-consecutive semester for a departmental GPA above 3.0. The previous high was 3.335, set in the fall of 2018. Seventeen of the 18 teams earned a 3.0 or better GPA during the spring semester.
Women’s Tennis (3.839) earned the highest team GPA among all athletic teams. Football (3.084), Women’s Tennis (3.839) and Men’s Swimming & Diving (3.533) each obtained its highest team GPA on record. Men’s Soccer (3.536), Women’s Soccer (3.607), and Men’s Tennis (3.578) all earned their second-highest team GPA to date. 
“Achieving success in the classroom and in your sport goes hand-in-hand,” said Maria Hickman, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development. “The academic commitment of our student-athletes continues to set unparalleled numbers for our department.”
The department named 82 student-athletes to the President’s List, 151 to the Dean’s List and 392 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0).  
Sport                                                                GPA    
Baseball                                                           3.019
Men’s Basketball                                              2.787
Women’s Basketball                                         3.234
Beach Volleyball                                               3.644
Equestrian                                                        3.538
Football                                                            3.084
Men’s Golf                                                        3.274
Women’s Golf                                                  3.722
Men’s Soccer                                                   3.536
Women’s Soccer                                              3.607
Softball                                                             3.397
Men’s Swimming & Diving                               3.533
Women’s Swimming & Diving                          3.651
Men’s Tennis                                                    3.578
Women’s Tennis                                               3.839
Men’s Track & Field                                          3.143
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country            3.313
Volleyball                                                          3.490