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Jan. 25, 2008

For the second consecutive semester, the University of South Carolina's mean grade point average (GPA) of its 482 student-athletes eclipsed the 3.0 mark, posting a combined 3.008, as the athletics department released its fall academic report today.

A record-tying 13 of the University's 17 athletic programs posted a 3.0 GPA or better for the Fall 2007. It marked the fifth straight semester that a dozen or more of the athletics programs exceeded the 3.0 GPA plateau. For the ninth consecutive semester, the women's golf team led the way with a team GPA of 3.481, barely nipping the men's golf team, which turned in a 3.478. Softball (3.461), volleyball (3.452) and men's tennis (3.415) also logged team GPA's of 3.4 or better. In addition, football, men's soccer and volleyball each logged its highest "in-season" team GPA on record.

Forty-five student-athletes were named to the President's List, which honors students with a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 116 student-athletes were named to the Dean's List.

The overall mean GPA for 18,232 USC-Columbia students in the fall of 2007 was 3.148. The fall GPA for the 276 male student-athletes was 2.839, while the mean GPA for the 206 female student-athletes was 3.235.

TEAM GRADE POINT AVERAGES (Fall, 2007)

Baseball 3.015

Men's Basketball 2.449

Women's Basketball 2.757

Equestrian 3.335

Football 2.540

Men's Golf 3.478

Women's Golf 3.481

Men's Soccer 3.215

Women's Soccer 3.239

Softball 3.461

Men's Swimming & Diving 2.970

Women's Swimming & Diving 3.135

Men's Tennis 3.415

Women's Tennis 3.006

Men's Track & Field 3.067

Women's Track & Field 3.191

Volleyball 3.452