USC Athletics Hits High Academic Marks

USC Athletics Hits High Academic Marks

USC Athletics | January 30, 2024

USC Athletics put forth a powerful effort in the classroom this past Fall 2023 semester, with many teams earning high marks to help the department earn its highest ever Fall term GPA and record the greatest number of student-athletes with GPAs of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, USC’s fall sports combined to place a record 42 Trojans on the 2023 Pac-12 Fall Academic Honor Roll.

As a department, USC Athletics set a new record with its combined Fall 2023 GPA of 3.217, thanks in large part to a record 417 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better. All 12 women’s teams boasted 3.0 GPAs or better. Baseball and women’s tennis both recorded their highest ever term GPAs, with baseball, football, rowing and men’s tennis all weighing in with their highest cumulative GPAs.

What’s more, USC Athletics has matched its highest Graduation Success Rate of 93 percent, and set a new department record with its multiyear NCAA Academic Progress Rate of 990. In that 2023 APR report, USC had nine teams score a perfect 1,000, with 17 teams equaling or improving on their 2022 APR scores.

“I’m so inspired by the outstanding academic achievements and dedication of our student-athletes in the classroom,” said Director of Athletics, Jennifer Cohen. “Earning the department’s highest ever Fall term GPA is a reflection of the shared commitment by our students, coaches and staff. I’d like to recognize Dr. Denise Kwok and her team for the amazing work they do leading our student-athlete academic services and developing our students to reach their fullest potential, as well as our coaches for instilling a culture of academic excellence at USC.”


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