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Student-Athletes Extend 3.0 GPA Streak to 34-Consecutive Semesters
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Student-Athletes Extend 3.0 GPA Streak to 34-Consecutive Semesters

Student-Athletes at the University of South Carolina ended the Fall 2023 semester with a departmental grade point average (GPA) of 3.374, it was announced today. This marks the department’s fourth-highest GPA on record and the 34th-consecutive semester with a departmental GPA above 3.0.

Women’s golf (3.90) earned the highest team GPA, followed closely by beach volleyball (3.73) and women’s soccer (3.70). Overall, 16 of 18 teams earned a GPA of 3.0 or better during the fall semester.

The cumulative grade point average for all student-athletes in each sport since they have arrived at Carolina is 3.42, which stands as the second highest cumulative GPA ever for Gamecock student-athletes (Spring 2020: 3.47).

“Our student-athletes continue to demonstrate the ability to successfully balance their academic and athletic pursuits,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “The pursuit of excellence for our student-athletes in the classroom and on the playing fields and courts build the foundation for their future success.”

“This is an exciting time to be a Gamecock and celebrate the academic success of our student-athletes,” said Charlie Ball, Associate Athletics Director – Academics. “Our student-athletes along with our Dodie Academic Staff, are thrilled to continue the strong tradition of academic success. Our student-athletes are committed to being competitive on the field and in the classroom by demonstrating their academic accolades through departmental success for 34-consecutive semesters. We look forward to being of service to our student-athletes and providing a positive academic experience for them,” added Ball.

The department named 85 student-athletes to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 GPA, 177 student-athletes to the Dean’s List (3.5) and 411 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0).

Gamecock student-athletes have led in the SEC Academic Honor Roll in seven of the last eight years, averaging 415 honor roll mentions each year since 2015-16.

Team – Fall 2023 Semester GPA

Baseball – 3.38

Men’s Basketball – 3.15

Women’s Basketball – 2.64

Beach Volleyball – 3.73

Equestrian – 3.56

Football – 2.96

Men’s Golf – 3.32

Women’s Golf – 3.90

Men’s Soccer – 3.63

Women’s Soccer – 3.70

Softball – 3.38

Men’s Swimming/Diving – 3.45

Women’s Swimming/Diving – 3.59

Men’s Tennis – 3.39

Women’s Tennis – 3.65

Men’s Track & Field – 3.45

Women’s Track & Field / Cross Country – 3.40

Volleyball – 3.53