WINCHESTER, Va. – The women's tennis program once again had the athletic department's highest GPA in team grades announced Thursday.
The nine-woman tennis team led for the third consecutive semester thanks to a 3.62 overall GPA with eight of the nine student-athletes on the squad earning at least a 3.52. Junior Elizabeth Pardo led the squad 3.95 GPA.
Overall, 17 of the 21 intercollegiate athletics programs had at least a 3.0 average GPA with 10 of the 11 women's programs at 3.19 or above. The remaining women's team missed a 3.0 team GPA by just .01.
The cross country team, at 3.29, led the 10 men's intercollegiate athletics programs and eight of the 10 men's squads had at least a 2.98 average GPA. Included in this group is the basketball team, which cracked the 3.0 barrier for the first time since the department began tracking team GPA. Coach Adam Walsh' squad had a 3.06 team GPA.
Tennis was one of three women's programs that posted an average GPA of least 3.5 – basketball followed tennis at 3.58 with field hockey recording a 3.48.
Six other women's teams: golf, lacrosse, soccer, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and volleyball, posted at least a 3.25 team GPA.
Overall, the women had a 3.33 GPA and the men a 3.05.
Individual academic honors for student-athletes will be announced next week.