HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES SET SCHOOL RECORDS IN TERM AND OVERALL GPA

HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES SET SCHOOL RECORDS IN TERM AND OVERALL GPA

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

The 442 Hornet student-athletes set the department record with a 3.049 term grade point average and also set a new mark with a 3.086 overall GPA. This is the fourth consecutive semester in which the student-athletes have set record marks in both categories (term and overall GPA).

In addition, 98 percent of Sacramento State’s student-athletes were in “good standing” based on campus policy, and 58 percent earned a spring grade point average of 3.000 or better.

“A large number of people behind the scenes work hard in support, from the Student-Athlete Resource Center staff, to the faculty, coaches, and support staff, and they deserve to be recognized for their great work,” Sacramento State Athletics Director Bill Macriss said. “Ultimately, the effort and commitment of our students is still the key to our continued academic growth.

“Their ability to balance significant time demands and be successful on the field and in the classroom is impressive.”

Sacramento State also saw 85 of its student-athletes graduate during the 2015-16 academic year, including 57 during the spring and summer.

“Seeing our students graduate is the ultimate goal, but the improvements we see in GPA, Academic Progress Rates (APR) and graduation success rates show that our processes continue to improve and our efforts are paying off.”

The highest team GPA went to women’s tennis which posted a 3.612 during the spring semester. That average placed the team ahead of gymnastics (3.360), women’s golf (3.334), women’s soccer (3.244) and women’s cross country (3.208) to round out the top five. Baseball’s term GPA of 3.179 was the highest among the men’s sports.

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

Individually, 122 Hornet student-athletes had a GPA of at least 3.500 during the semester, including 18 who had a perfect 4.000.