Fairmont State Student-Athletes excel in the classroom


FAIRMONT—A model of excellence in the classroom during the spring 2020 semester, 215 Fairmont State University student-athletes in 17 athletics programs recorded a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, an increase of 10 from the 2019 fall semester.

The grade-point average through the entire department for the spring semester was 3.45, and 16 athletics programs had a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, including eight teams that had a team GPA of 3.50 or higher.

The 215 student-athletes that recorded a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester accounted for over 71 percent of all student-athletes in the department. 76 individuals finished the semester with a perfect 4.0.

Recording a department-high 3.77 grade-point average during the spring semester was the men’s tennis team, while the women’s golf team finished second with a team GPA of 3.71. They were followed by acrobatics & tumbling (3.52), women’s basketball (3.69), men’s cross country (3.52), women’s cross country (3.62), women’s tennis (3.61) and volleyball (3.67), who all had team GPA’s above a 3.50 for the semester.

Nine different FSU programs had 10 or more student-athletes with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher, including football (33), baseball (27), softball (20), women’s soccer (19), acrobatics & tumbling (15), women’s basketball (13), volleyball (13), men’s swimming (10) and women’s swimming (10). Three teams had every member of their roster record a 3.0 GPA, including men’s tennis, men’s cross country, and women’s basketball.

Below is a list of Fairmont State sports (listed alphabetically) and their team’s respective GPA’s.

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