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CSU Student-Athletes Excel in the Classroom

COLUMBUS – In addition to outstanding success on the field, Columbus State University student-athletes had a banner fall semester in the classroom.

Columbus State student-athletes combined for a 3.01 grade point average for the fall semester, the eighth consecutive semester with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

“Our student-athletes compete at a high level both in the classroom and on the field of play,” said Todd Reeser, Director of Athletics. “We are very proud of their fall academic success which reflects the effort, focus, and commitment of these outstanding young men and women.”

Below are some of the academic highlights from the fall.

  • 16 student-athletes recorded a 4.0 GPA
  • 117 student-athletes (54 percent) had a 3.0 GPA
  • Seven teams finished with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher: men’s tennis, women’s soccer, women’s cross country, women’s track & field, women’s golf, softball, women’s tennis
  • Men’s tennis posted the highest team GPA at 3.48
  • Women’s soccer had the second-highest GPA at 3.44
  • Men’s and women’s cross country along with women’s soccer combined to place 16 student-athletes on the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Teams
  • Women’s soccer sophomore Riley Clark was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Women’s soccer players Hugrun Elvarsdottir and Brooke Nail were selected to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team

Columbus State University features 13 NCAA sanctioned sports and two spirit programs that compete in the Peach Belt Conference. The Cougars are five-time PBC Commissioner’s Cup winners and have combined to win 101 PBC Championships and eight NCAA National Championships.

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