ATLANTA – Continuing to build on its strong academic tradition, Georgia State saw 12 former student-athletes honored as a part of the recent Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Awards.

Recent graduates Sarah Agnew, Ryan Blanton (baseball), Taylor Bradley (softball), DeShaun Faltz (football), Nick Hague (soccer), Alex Herrmann (golf), Max Herrmann (golf), Justin Jones (baseball), Kristin Rehse (tennis), Kylie Ruffule (soccer), Yasemin Sari (golf), and Brenna Skalski (softball) were all recognized with awards.

To be honored, student-athletes must be awarded a Bachelor’s degree in the previous year with a cumulative GPA of 3.80 or higher on a 4.0 scale upon completion. Honorees must also have participated in at least two years of intercollegiate athletics at a Football Bowl Subdivision institution.

The 1A FAR is an organization of faculty athletics representatives at NCAA Division I institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division 1A. The mission of the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives is to advocate for effective interaction and academic and fiscal balance between an institution's academic mission and its intercollegiate program.

Georgia State student-athletes recently achieved a 3.07-grade point average for the fall 2018 semester, with 208 individuals earning academic honors, including 46 Panthers on the President’s List.

The 3.07 grade point average marks the 21st consecutive semester, dating back to 2008, that the Panthers have maintained a GPA (semester or cumulative) of 3.0 or higher.

Eleven Georgia State programs earned a team GPA of 3.2 or higher for the spring, led by the women’s tennis team at 3.77 and the beach volleyball program at 3.70.