JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 1, 2021) – Continuing a trend of success both in and out of the classroom, the ETSU Athletic Department is proud to announce its student-athletes generated a cumulative grade point average of 3.165 during the spring semester.
“I am extremely proud of all our student-athletes, and their hard work and commitment to academics. Our student-athletes excelled in a semester that was challenging in many ways,” said Athletic Director Scott Carter. “I would like to send my gratitude to Lauren Aksionoff and all of our academic staff, as well as our coaching staffs for the academic emphasis and support they provide every ETSU Buccaneer.”
Navigating a busy spring season with 15 of the 17 programs taking part in competition within the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Buccaneer student-athletes showed a resolve that has been tested like no other before. With the help of Lauren Aksionoff, who is in her first year on staff as the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services, and her staff, six programs registered above a 3.5 GPA while 14 programs excelled with a 3.0 or higher.
“A special thank you to my academic staff for their continued guidance and to the coaches and administrators for supporting our student-athletes,” said Aksionoff.
The women’s tennis team led all programs for the second time this academic year, finishing with a 3.741 mark. Both women’s and men’s soccer, women’s and men’s golf and softball all finished above a 3.5 team GPA.
“We are proud of our student-athletes and their academic success,” continued Aksionoff. “They adapted to this unique year and committed to their academics just as they do to their athletic pursuits.”
Individually, 32 student-athletes obtained a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring semester. One hundred and fifty-four Buccaneers earned a 3.5 GPA or higher, while 254 student-athletes recorded above a 3.0 GPA. The Bucs recorded nearly two dozen more recipients of a 3.0+ GPA than last semester, where 231 student-athletes eclipsed the mark.
The Bucs finished the academic year with a department GPA of 3.24.
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