Jackrabbits excel in classroom
South Dakota State University student-athletes put together another strong season in the classroom, finishing the 2011-12 school year with a 3.195 cumulative grade-point average.
Fifteen of the Jackrabbits' 17 varsity teams included in the report — cross country and track and field are combined into one team each for men and women — compiled team GPAs of 3.00 or higher. Women's basketball posted the highest cumulative team GPA at 3.685, followed by women's tennis at 3.523, as all nine varsity women's teams eclipsed the 3.0 mark.
Individually, 269 of 455 Jackrabbit student-athletes — 59 percent — posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester. Of that group, 146 recorded a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 57 had a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring term.