Athletics

Academic Year Ends on a High Note for Student Athletes

June 25, 2020

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Student athletes racked up a cumulative grade point average of 3.585 to achieve some of the best academic marks in program history.

Student athletes were unable able to show success on the field during spring quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cessation of sports events, however, they found academic success by racking up a cumulative grade point average of 3.585. The showing caps a tremendous academic year for these student athletes, who worked through the pandemic to achieve some of the best academic marks in program history.

For the quarter, 221 student athletes earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher, claiming Dean’s List honors. There were 111 Redhawks who made the President’s List for GPAs of 3.9 or better, including 73 with a 4.0 GPA for the term. Overall, 68.8 percent of SU student athletes notched at least a 3.5 this spring.

All 18 sport programs tallied a team GPA of 3.0 or better, with 13 teams above a 3.5 for the term. Women’s swimming (3.74), volleyball (3.70), men’s tennis (3.69), women’s tennis (3.68), softball (3.68), rowing (3.68), men’s golf (3.66), women’s cross country (3.65) and women’s soccer (3.62) earned impressive cumulative GPAs. Men’s swimming (3.59), men’s soccer (3.52), women’s basketball (3.50), baseball (3.47), men’s cross country (3.40), men’s track and field (3.40), men’s basketball (3.39) and women’s track and field (3.35) completed a terrific term.

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