Grambling athletes score in classroom, too

GSU Media Relations

Grambling State University student-athletes achieved academic success during the spring 2021 academic term despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are so proud of our Grambling State student-athletes, who are shining examples of hard work, commitment, and resolve,” said GSU senior associate athletics director and senior woman administrator Merlene Aitken-Smith. “Our athletes have shown remarkable success in the classroom and balancing their athletic workload effectively while overcoming adversity. This pandemic has caused so much disruption in our society and the lives of these student-athletes, but they stayed the course. I want to thank our student-athletes for their achievements, our coaches and athletic, academic staff members for their commitment to our academic vision, and our University faculty and staff members for helping our student-athletes reach their academic goals, which includes earning a degree from Grambling State University.”

Six teams finished with above a 3.0 grade point average. Those teams were men’s track and field, bowling, women’s cross country, soccer, softball and tennis. Bowling led the way with a top GPA of 3.44.

180 student-athletes recorded a 3.0 GPA or higher for the spring 2021 academic term while 22 student-athletes boasted a 4.0 for the unprecedented semester.

Below you will find term and overall GPA breakdowns of the entire GSU student-athlete population for recent semesters:
FALL 2019
Department Term GPA: 2.74
Department Overall GPA: 2.82

SPRING 2020
Department Term GPA: 2.99
Department Overall GPA: 2.94

FALL 2020
Department Term GPA: 3.07
Department Overall GPA: 3.02

SPRING 2021
Department Term GPA: 2.93
Department Overall GPA: 3.01


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