Seahawks Solid In Classroom Again

Friday, May 21, 2021

UNCW's 332 student-athletes finished the 2020-21 school year in the classroom in strong fashion, compiling a 3.404 cumulative grade point average, with 17 teams reaching the 3.00 plateau during the spring 2021 semester.
Sixty-eight student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.00 GPA in the spring. Moreover, a total of 266 student-athletes (80 percent of the group) registered a 3.00 or higher GPA.

"We're extremely proud of the continued academic accomplishments of our student-athletes," said athletic director Jimmy Bass. "It's a tribute to their dedication in the classroom, the efforts of our Student-Athlete Support Services staff and the contributions of many others."
The Beach Volleyball team continued to excel in the classroom in the spring, leading the way with a GPA of 3.754. The Women's Cross Country team finished second among the teams at 3.744 and the Volleyball team ranked third at 3.721.
"Another impressive academic performance by UNCW student-athletes amidst a global pandemic is an indication of their remarkable diligence and focus on personal growth through education," said Drew Scales, associate athletics director for Student-Athlete Support Services. "Our student-athletes have collected other great scholarly achievements beyond the grade point averages this year that were a joy to witness. The academic outcomes are a byproduct of a culture reinforced by Athletics Department administration, coaches and support staff adhering to premium academic standards. We are all very proud of their success."