App State Student-Athletes Boast Academic Excellence

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BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State Athletics continues to raise the standard in the classroom after fall grades were released. Mountaineer student-athletes posted a 3.10 semester GPA for the fall for a 3.14 cumulative GPA.
This past semester is now the 13th consecutive semester with a GPA above 3.0 for the Mountaineers, allowing a new record cumulative GPA. Thirteen teams logged a semester GPA above 3.0 while 14 teams boast a cumulative GPA above 3.0. All women’s teams claim a cumulative GPA above 3.0 as well.
Women’s cross country holds the highest GPA from the fall semester with a 3.62, their third consecutive semester in the lead. Men’s soccer tops the men’s sports with a 3.21 semester GPA.
Three Mountaineer teams were also recognized by the NCAA last semester with APR Public Recognition Awards – women’s golf, women’s soccer and women’s tennis – while five teams recorded perfect single-year APR scores in 2016-17 – field hockey, women’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and men’s tennis.
Since its 2014-15 transition to the Sun Belt Conference for all but two sports (wrestling and field hockey), App State has paced the league in academic performance among its student-athletes. In the 2016-17 academic year, App State won the Sun Belt Institutional Graduation Rate Award for the second time in three years. The Mountaineers totaled 95 student-athletes on the Commissioner’s List (3.5+ GPA) and 115 on the Academic Honor Roll (3.0-3.49 GPA) after the 2017-18 academic year.

Women’s cross country 3.62 3.60
Volleyball 3.57 3.43
Women’s tennis 3.55 3.40
Women’s golf 3.53 3.39
Women’s soccer 3.47 3.41
Field hockey 3.36 3.36
Women’s track & field 3.35 3.42
Softball 3.22 3.19
Men’s soccer 3.21 3.17
Men’s tennis 3.19 3.16
Baseball 3.07 2.96
Wrestling 3.06 2.95
Men’s track & field 3.01 3.06
Men’s cross country 2.96 3.11
Women’s basketball 2.95 3.21
Men’s golf 2.86 3.07
Men’s basketball 2.81 2.91
Football 2.60 2.87