Athletics Eclipses 3.0 GPA for 30th-Straight Semester

Athletics Eclipses 3.0 GPA for 30th-Straight Semester

TOWSON, Md. —Thirteen student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Seventeen programs with a GPA over 3.0. It all adds up to a 30th-straight semester of academic excellence for Goucher’s athletic department.

The Gophers’ 19 programs combined to register a cumulative grade-point average of 3.19 during the most-recent fall semester, matching a total from last spring which had been the highest average since the spring of 2008. The department continues a streak of eclipsing the 3.0 mark in every semester since the fall of 1999.

Goucher’s volleyball program led the way this fall, with the team earning a 3.53 grade-point average during Kelli Wilkinson’s first season as head coach. That number was aided by four players on the team totaling a GPA of 3.90 or higher.

The women’s track & field programs followed with a 3.43 GPA, with equestrian closely behind at 3.39. Among men’s programs, cross country earned the top mark with a 3.23 grade-point average.

Women’s tennis saw the highest increase in team GPA from the previous semester, as the Gophers rose by 0.38 points up to a 3.26 average this fall. The full list of programs over 3.0 is listed below.


Goucher Programs with a 3.0 or Higher Grade-Point Average (Fall 2014)

Volleyball – 3.53
Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field – 3.43
Equestrian – 3.39
Women’s Swimming – 3.36
Women’s Cross Country – 3.32
Women’s Soccer – 3.29
Field Hockey – 3.27
Women’s Lacrosse – 3.27
Women’s Tennis – 3.26
Men’s Cross Country – 3.23
Men’s Swimming – 3.20
Men’s Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field – 3.12
Men’s Soccer – 3.08
Men’s Tennis – 3.05
Men’s Lacrosse – 3.04