HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES RECORD HIGHEST OVERALL GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY

HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES RECORD HIGHEST OVERALL GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State student-athletes, once again, produced a record-breaking academic performance during the fall semester.

The 450 Hornet student-athletes set the department record with a 3.105 overall grade point average during the fall semester, which is also the fifth consecutive semester of raising the mark. In addition, for the third straight semester, the department achieved a 3.000 or higher (3.016) term gpa. That is also a school record for most consecutive semesters with a 3.000.

All 21 intercollegiate teams on campus currently have at least a 2.800 overall gpa, and 13 of those programs recorded a term grade point average of 3.021 or better during the fall. In fact, 57 percent of Sacramento State student-athletes recorded a term grade point average better than a 3.000, including 130 Hornets that had a 3.500 or better.

"I continue to be amazed at the overall success of our student-athletes in the classroom," Student-Athlete Resource Center Director Paul Edwards said. "To maintain the level of success we've had speaks to the individual efforts of our student-athletes.

"It also shows the commitment from our coaches to recruit quality, academically-prepared students who uphold an expectation of high academic achievement. I'm very proud of everyone involved with our student-athletes' academic accomplishments. This is the stuff that makes us all proud to be Hornets."

The highest term GPA went to women's tennis which posted a 3.640 during the fall semester. That average placed the team ahead of women's golf (3.481), men's tennis (3.380), gymnastics (3.375) and women's cross country (3.312) to round out the top five.

As a whole, Sacramento State student-athletes outperformed the general student body in both term and overall GPA.

The department saw 22 of its student-athletes graduate in the fall, and 78 additional Hornets are on track to graduate this spring.