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.
 

TEAM FALL 2018 GPA CUMULATIVE GPA
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