South Carolina had a strong fall semester of athletics, which saw the football team reach a bowl game and the men’s and women’s basketball teams start out strong. It also saw the women’s soccer team reach the Elite 8 and the men’s soccer team post a nice season as well.
But off the field, the Gamecocks as a whole were successful, posting a 3.245 cumulative GPA in the fall semester.
— Charles Bloom (@CharlesBloomSC) January 4, 2017
According to South Carolina, the fall semester marked the 20th in a row in which USC student-athletes posted a combined 3.0 GPA or higher.
The women’s tennis team led all sports with a 3.738 GPA as 15 of 18 teams posted GPA’s of 3.0 or higher.
The athletic department named 62 student-athletes to the President’s List, 187 to the Dean’s List and 395 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“The hard work and focus of our student-athletes continues to shine through as they build upon academic success,” said Maria Hickman, senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development, in a statement. “The Dodie academic staff works tirelessly to support our student-athletes, but the real credit goes to the young men and women who spent countless hours dedicating themselves to academic excellence.”