ATH: App State Student-Athletes Boast Highest Recorded Cumulative GPA in Spring 2018

Financial News
May 24, 2018
Financial News
May 25, 2018
ATH: App State Student-Athletes Boast Highest Recorded Cumulative GPA in Spring 2018


BOONE, N.C. – This spring, Appalachian State student-athletes posted a 3.12 grade point average, the highest recorded cumulative GPA in history for the athletics department. This past semester was the 12th consecutive semester with a GPA above 3.0 for Mountaineer student-athletes.
The 2018 spring semester GPA was a 3.06 for all of athletics, boosting the cumulative GPA above last semester for a new App State athletics record. Impressively, all nine women’s teams had both a semester and cumulative GPA above 3.0.
Thirteen teams posted a semester GPA above 3.0. Women’s cross country led the women’s sports for the second semester in a row with a 3.49, while men’s tennis topped the men’s sports with a 3.23 GPA.
Thirteen teams also maintain a cumulative GPA above 3.0 with women’s cross country leading the way with a 3.53. Men’s cross country holds the highest cumulative GPA among men’s sports with a 3.26.
Six of the 18 varsity sports increased their semester GPA from the fall: men’s basketball, men’s soccer, softball, men’s tennis, volleyball and wrestling. Softball made the highest jump from a 2.91 fall GPA to a 3.35 spring GPA for a 0.44 difference.

Women’s cross country 3.49 3.53
Women’s soccer 3.40 3.48
Volleyball 3.37 3.30
Softball 3.35 3.15
Women’s golf 3.345 3.36
Field hockey 3.34 3.41
Women’s tennis 3.32 3.29
Women’s track & field 3.28 3.32
Men’s tennis 3.23 3.14
Men’s cross country 3.17 3.26
Women’s basketball 3.13 3.26
Men’s golf 3.04 3.13
Wrestling 3.00 2.98
Men’s soccer 2.95 3.04
Men’s track & field 2.904 2.96
Men’s basketball 2.902 2.92
Baseball 2.80 2.91
Football 2.67 2.83

A total of 64 student-athletes graduated from App this spring, including five with master’s degrees.
Three Mountaineer teams were also recognized by the NCAA last week 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. Last year, App State won the Sun Belt Institutional Graduation Rate Award for the second time in three years. The Mountaineers led the league with 237 combined student-athletes on the 2016-17 Sun Belt Commissioner’s List (3.5+ GPA) or Academic Honor Roll (3.0-3.49 GPA).