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

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May 24, 2018
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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.
 

TEAM SPRING 2018 GPA CUMULATIVE GPA
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).