HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES RECORD THE HIGHEST OVERALL GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY

HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES RECORD THE HIGHEST OVERALL GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For the sixth straight semester, Sacramento State student-athletes produced a record-breaking performance. Hornet student-athletes now have a 3.122 overall grade point average, marking the sixth straight semester of improving their gpa.

All 21 intercollegiate teams on campus currently have better than a 2.800 overall gpa, and 16 of those programs have better than a 3.0 mark. In fact, 98 percent of Sacramento State student-athletes are in "good standing" based on academic campus policy.

Also, the 430 student-athletes posted a spring term grade point average of 3.037, registering a gpa above 3.0 for a school-record fourth straight semester. The department saw nearly 61 percent of its student-athletes achieve at least a 3.0 term grade point average, surpassing the previous school record of 57 percent.

As a whole, Sacramento State student-athletes outperformed the general student body in both term and overall GPA. A total of 133 student-athletes recorded a term gpa between a 3.000 and 3.499, while 106 had between a 3.500 and 3.999, and 22 student-athletes registered a perfect 4.000 gpa.

"Our student-athletes' efforts and success in the classroom is amazing," Student-Athlete Resource Center Director Paul Edwards said. "At some point, you assume there will be a plateau in terms of the continued increase in the department grade point average.

"But so far, each of the past six semesters have shown improvement with record-breaking GPAs. The student-athletes and coaching staffs should be extremely proud, and I commend them on all their hard work and efforts."

Currently, the highest overall grade point average in the department is held by women's golf (3.572), followed by women's tennis (3.543), women's soccer (3.359), gymnastics (3.354) and women's cross country (3.349) to round out the top five. The highest men's grade point averages belong to men's tennis (3.292), men's cross country (3.246) and baseball (3.228).