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Originally published: 2012-12-20 14:18:57
Last modified: 2012-12-28 16:33:42

ASU athletes excel in classroom

by Staff Reports

Appalachian State University athletics continued to show its commitment to academic excellence as over half of its athletic teams posted a cumulative and fall semester grade-point average of 3.0 or better.

As a whole, Appalachian State student-athletes posted a semester GPA of 2.91 to help bring the cumulative GPA of student-athletes to an impressive 3.0, matching the department goal for academic success.

"We're extremely proud of all the hard work our student-athletes put in day in and day out," said athletic director Charlie Cobb. "Our coaches, administrators and academic advisors place a great emphasis on hard work in the classroom and that shows in the latest numbers, which put us very favorably within the Appalachian State student body as a whole. We're very happy with the hard work our student-athletes put in both in the classroom and the arena of competition."

Overall, 11 of 18 teams finished with a semester GPA of 3.0 or better while 12 of 18 posted a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more. A total of 12 squads increased their grade-point average from the spring semester.

On the women's side, the cross country squad led the way with a semester GPA of 3.52 while Mountaineer men's soccer led the way among men's sports with a 3.21 semester GPA.

Team

Cumulative GPA

Women's Soccer

3.45

Women's Cross Country

3.38

Volleyball

3.37

Women's Basketball

3.36

Field Hockey

3.31

Men's Soccer

3.28

Men's Tennis

3.27

Softball

3.18

Women's Track & Field

3.09

Men's Cross Country

3.07

Women's Golf

3.06

Women's Tennis

3.03

Wrestling

3.00

Men's Golf

2.96

Baseball

2.94

Men's Basketball

2.94

Men's Track & Field

2.80

Football

2.72