MEN’S HOOPS POSTS HIGHEST TERM GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY

MEN’S HOOPS POSTS HIGHEST TERM GPA IN SCHOOL HISTORY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Not only is the Sacramento State men's basketball team getting it done on the hardwood, the team is also succeeding in the classroom.

During the fall semester, the Hornets posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.150, the best mark for men's basketball in school history. This comes one semester after the squad posted a then-school record 3.092 during the 2014 spring semester.

In addition, the men's basketball program's 3.150 gpa was the seventh best among all of Sacramento State's intercollegiate programs, and the second highest mark among the men's sports.

Under the guidance of seventh-year head coach Brian Katz and his staff, the team's overall grade point average is now at 2.921. Just four years ago, the team posted a 2.241 gpa during the 2010 fall semester, and that mark has been on the rise ever since.

Moreover, Katz's players graduate at a high rate. Academically, of the 21 Hornets that have expired their eligibility under Katz, 19 have graduated. That includes last year's seniors Jordan Salley, Joey Quigley and Kendell Groom.

The Hornets (15-6, 9-1), who are currently off to their best start in the Div. I era and rank 15th in the nation in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll, play again this Saturday at home against Portland State at 2:05 p.m.