Gamecock student athletes finished this academic year with their highest GPA in the athletic department's history.
For the fall semester they earned a 3.202, and in the spring they earned 3.196, according to a press release from the athletic department.
The men's golf and men's tennis teams completed the spring semester with the two highest GPAs in the department.
Of USC's 17 athletic teams, 14 achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the spring semester.
Two teams achieved their highest marks on record. The football team earned a 2.781, and men’s track and field earned a 3.269.
The men's basketball team had the lowest GPA at 2.643. The women's basketball and the football teams also came in below 3.0.
A total of 67 student athletes earned a 4.0 GPA and a spot on the President's List. Another 159 were named to the Dean's List.
More than half of the student athletes made it on the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll by earning a 3.0 GPA.
“Our academic performance continues to impress,” said Athletics Director Eric Hyman. "The most impressive thing I hear is that teams are not satisfied with what has been accomplished. They want to reach even higher.”
Here are the sport-by-sport GPAs for the spring semester:
|Men's swimming and diving||3.200|
|Women's swimming and diving||3.446|
|Men's track and field||3.269|
|Women's track and field, and cross country||3.323|