JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2021) – In a year unlike any other, the ETSU Athletic Department is proud to announce the department GPA, recording a mark of 3.28 program-wide.
“I am extremely proud of all our student athletes and the hard work they put in during the fall semester. The semester featured unforeseen challenges our athletes have never encountered, and they excelled,” said Athletic Director Scott Carter. “I would like to thank Lauren Aksionoff and all of her staff, as well as our coaching staffs for the countless hours of work they put in to help our student athletes perform in the classroom.”
Showing a commitment to excellence, the Bucs navigated the waters of a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic altered the landscape of collegiate academics and athletics, alike. In her first year as Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services, Lauren Aksionoff and her staff helped student-athletes in an unprecedented situation.
“We are very proud of our student-athletes and their academic performance. This semester was certainly unique and challenging,” said Aksionoff. “While continuing this fall in a virtual manner came with its obstacles, our student-athletes continued to push forward.”
The women’s tennis team led all programs with an impressive 3.803 mark. Women’s golf, women’s soccer, triathlon, men’s golf, softball and men’s soccer all recorded an average of above a 3.50.
“The semester's academic numbers reflect our student-athletes commitment to academic excellence, and we look forward to supporting them throughout the spring,” Aksionoff added. “Thank you to my academic staff for their continued investment in the student-athletes' academic success.”
51 student-athletes earned a 4.0 GPA in the fall. 231 student-athletes posted above a 3.0 GPA, 124 of those student-athletes falling in the 3.5-3.99 range.
ETSU fans wanting to receive Buccaneer news, score updates, in-game promotions and much more sent to their mobile device can do so by signing up for “Buc Updates.” Click here to sign up today.