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Appalachian Athletics Excels in the Classroom PDF Print
Written by Ryan Bower   
Thursday, 20 December 2012 13:48

Appalachian State University athletics continued to show its committment 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 director of athletics 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

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