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Tech Student-Athletes Close Impressive Semester in the Classroom

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech student-athletes put together an impressive semester in the classroom this spring, with a combined grade point average of 3.08 for the recently completed spring semester.

The Yellow Jackets’ 3.08 grade point average marks the ninth time in the last 10 semesters that Tech student-athletes have compiled a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and was a 7% improvement over the fall semester.

“Congratulations to our student-athletes for their great results in the classroom this past semester,” Georgia Tech director of athletics J Batt said. “We couldn’t be more proud of their hard work and commitment to academic achievement. I’d also like to thank our coaches and our outstanding academic support team for all that they do to help our student-athletes be successful in the classroom.”

Ten of Georgia Tech’s 13 programs* – baseball, men’s cross country/track and field, women’s cross country/track and field, golf, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball – had team GPAs of 3.0 or higher in the spring semester, led by women’s tennis (3.66 – top overall team GPA) and golf (3.34 – top men’s team GPA).

Additionally, 10 teams – baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country/track and field, women’s cross country/track and field, football, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and volleyball – improved their team GPAs from the fall semester, led by football (up 24% from fall), men’s basketball (up 10%) and women’s basketball (up 8%).

Individually, 64% of Tech’s student-athletes compiled a 3.0 GPA or higher in the spring semester and 50% earned Dean’s List or Faculty Honors designation. The Yellow Jackets’ first-year student-athletes combined to earn a 3.11 GPA during the spring semester.

Georgia Tech student-athletes continue to achieve great academic success while pursuing valuable, yet challenging, majors, with 86% of its 399 student-athletes majoring in engineering, business, sciences or computing during the spring semester.

Georgia Tech athletics also boasts a 91% graduation success rate in the latest data provided by the NCAA. The 91% NCAA GSR is an all-time high for Tech, which had never achieved a GSR above 85% prior to 2016. Nine of the Yellow Jackets’ 13 teams – men’s cross country/track & field, women’s cross country/track & field, football, golf, softball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis and volleyball – have individual team GSRs equal to or higher than the national average in their respective sports.

* for academic reporting purposes, Tech’s cross country/indoor track and field/outdoor track and field teams are compiled as one men’s and one women’s program

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The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.

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