ATLANTA – The Georgia State beach volleyball team finished the spring semester with a noteworthy 3.63 GPA. Additionally, 15 members earned academic honors as the team ended with a 3.57 cumulative GPA for the academic year.
Eight Panthers took home Dean's List honors with a GPA of 3.50 or higher including Jessica Fourspring, Georgia Johnson, Ashley McGinn, Kate Novack, Haley Pa'akaula, Chelsea Ross, Olivia Stasevich and Natalie Wilson.
As a team, the Panthers had a 3.51 GPA in the fall.
The Georgia State Department of Athletics shattered all previous records with a 3.30 grade-point average for the spring semester and 227 student-athletes earning academic honors.
The 3.30 GPA topped the previous semester record of 3.18 set last spring. The outstanding semester gives the athletic department a GPA of 3.22 for the 2016-17 academic year. The combined cumulative GPA for all student-athletes now sits at 3.25, also an all-time high.
A record 51 student-athletes earned President's List recognition, Georgia State's highest academic distinction signifying a semester GPA of 4.0 or higher. Rhett Harper of the baseball team and women's golfer Solene Le Coz were the top individuals, each with a 4.30 semester GPA - straight A-plusses.
Eighty-seven individuals achieved Dean's List status with a semester GPA of 3.5-3.99, also a high for the department, and another 89 student-athletes made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll with a 3.0 or higher.
Georgia State will return to the course in September with a pair of signed newcomers and six returning golfers. The Panthers finished second at the Sun Belt Conference Championship this year.
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