Athletics Enjoys Strong Spring Semester in the Classroom

May 31, 2018

Redhawk student-athletes had a strong performance in the classroom this semester. Seventy-one percent of Southeast Missouri's student-athlete population recorded a 3.0 or better grade point average during the Spring 2018 term.

A total of 51 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 85 others had GPAs above 3.5. As a whole athletic department, the Redhawks achieved a 3.15 GPA for the spring term.

In all, nine different teams finished with a team GPA above 3.1.

Women's tennis led the way with a 3.87 mark, while women's cross country (3.66), women's soccer (3.65), gymnastics (3.60), softball (3.59), women's basketball (3.39), women's track & field (3.36), volleyball (3.29) and baseball (3.17) followed.

Meanwhile, Southeast Missouri's volleyball and women's cross country programs earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rates.

NCAA Public Recognition Awards are given to teams that post APR scores in the top 10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams, which factors in eligibility and retention of student-athletes.

SEMO's volleyball and women's cross country teams claimed the honor for the third-straight year.

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