As great as their accomplishments have been the past few years on the gridiron, we want to be sure to note that 10 student-athletes on the 2012 football team have already earned their degrees.
Those who have graduated include Akeem Auguste (sociology), Reginald Bowens (criminal justice), Qua Gilchrist (sociology), Walker Inabinet (sport & entertainment management), T.J. Johnson (sport & entertainment management), Kenny Miles (criminal justice), D.L. Moore (retailing), Seth Strickland (political science), Shaq Wilson (African-American studies) and Adam Yates (international hospitality-tourism management).
"We are very proud of these student-athletes and the example they've set for their teammates," said Associate AD/Academics and Life Skills, Raymond Harrison. "The majority of these guys are impact players and they're tremendous leaders by doing things the right way on and off the field."
Some of our student-athletes who graduated in May 2012, including several football players.
Also of note, the Gamecocks placed 21 players on the 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, while posting a team GPA of 2.704. Those who made the SEC Honor Roll include returnees Jacob Baker, A.J. Cann, Ryland Culbertson, Bruce Ellington, Travis Ford, Walker Inabinet, T.J. Johnson, Nick Jones, Marcus Lattimore, D.L. Moore, Davis Moore, Ronald Patrick, Connor Shaw, Seth Strickland, Dylan Thompson, and Adam Yates. The team posted its highest GPA on record in Spring 2012 with a mark of 2.781. Football notched a single year (2010-11) APR score of 993 and a multiyear score of 966, both program highs.
Stay tuned at halftime during the football game vs. UAB this Saturday. We'll be recognizing 326 student-athletes who earned Athletics Director Honor Roll status with a 3.0+ GPA. The halftime show also includes a "Great Band Hits of the 70's" performance by the Carolina Band and a fireworks show!