Records continue to fall for Winona State student-athletes in the classroom, with WSU teams achieving an average 3.30 cumulative grade point average during the 2013 spring semester, the highest mark in school history.
Winona State’s student-athlete GPA average during the spring semester was also 3.24, setting another program mark.
“Our student-athletes are competitive not only in their sport, but also in the classroom,” WSU Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services Mike Turgeon said. “Our student-athletes represent the balance needed to be a high-level athlete while, more importantly, excelling in the classroom.”
In all, 57 Warrior student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the semester while 134 were named to the Dean’s List. Well over half of Winona State student-athletes – 61 percent – qualified for the Presidential Scholar Student-Athlete Award, which requires a grade point average of 3.20 or higher.
Five Winona State sports – men’s golf, women’s golf, soccer, volleyball and track and field – posted the highest single-semester GPA in their program’s history. Six teams – women’s golf, volleyball, tennis, women’s cross country, soccer and track and field – recorded team GPAs of 3.49 or higher.
The WSU women’s golf team had the highest team GPA during the semester with a cumulative 3.58 average. The volleyball squad was not far behind with a 3.54 mark while the tennis team posted a 3.52 average. The Warrior women’s cross country and track and field teams both posted a 3.50 average GPA, giving Winona State five different teams with a 3.50 average GPA for the second consecutive semester.