Two-Minute Drill: Student-Athletes Achieve Record-High Departmental GPA

Jun 25, 2020

Despite finishing the spring semester remotely, Southeast Missouri's Department of Athletics closed out the 2019-20 academic year with an outstanding spring semester.

SEMO accumulated a 3.53 grade point average this past spring, its highest of any semester in department history. A total of 12 teams achieved a 3.21 or higher GPA in the spring alone.

Five different programs, including gymnastics (3.82), women's soccer (3.78), women's basketball (3.42), men's basketball (3.26) and football (2.94) registered their highest semester GPA ever.

Director of Athletics Brady Barke praised the coaches and academic support staff who provided tremendous support, and applauded the student-athletes for responding with their best semester in department history in the face of unprecedented challenges. 

The outstanding semester in the classroom caps off a school year that also saw Redhawk student-athletes achieve unprecedented success in competition. Four teams – football, volleyball, soccer, and women’s basketball – won OVC Championships during the 2019-20 school year, and SEMO was leading the OVC Commissioner’s Cup standings at the time the year was cut short due to COVID-19.

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