USC Upstate Student-Athletes Post Combined GPA over 3.0 for Spring Semester

USC Upstate Student-Athletes Post Combined GPA over 3.0 for Spring Semester

Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate athletics department once again saw its student-athletes enjoy a successful semester in the classroom during the spring as the Spartans posted a combined grade-point average of 3.167 among 225 student-athletes.

USC Upstate continues to excel in the classroom throughout each semester as 12 athletic programs posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Men's Tennis logged the highest GPA among all athletic teams at 3.621 followed by Volleyball (3.598) and Women's Tennis (3.574). Teams also earning a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher include Women's Soccer (3.531), Softball (3.355), Men's Soccer (3.241), Women's Basketball (3.180), Baseball (3.172), Women's Golf (3.079), Women's Cross Country (3.051), Men's Golf (3.026) and Men's Cross Country (3.014).

"Our student-athletes here at USC Upstate continue to excel both on their respective playing field and in the classroom year after year," said Interim Athletics Director Jeff Crane. "I congratulate all of them for their work in the classroom as well as the coaches and academic staff."

In addition to the 3.167 grade-point average, 34 Spartan student-athletes finished the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Overall 145 student-athletes, making up over 64 percent, achieved a 3.0 GPA or above for the semester.

"Our student-athletes continue to impress me every semester with their performances in the classroom," said Dr. Susan Kolb, Academic Advisor for Student Athletes. "Business, exercise science and nursing are three of the most popular degrees within our student-athletes, and each of these degrees require extraordinary focus in order for them to be successful. We ask our student-athletes to excel in the classroom, be champions on the field, and be leaders on campus. I'm proud of the work they have accomplished this spring."

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