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Student-athletes earn 2.99 average GPA for spring

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
GPA increased from fall semester.

Laramie County Community College’s student-athletes posted a 2.99 average GPA for the spring semester. Sixty seven of LCCC’s 114 student-athletes (59%) earned a 3.0 GPA. Thirty three student-athletes (29%) earned a 3.5 GPA. Six student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. The average student-athlete GPA increased this semester from 2.91 for the fall semester, bringing the 2009-10 academic year average to a 2.94 GPA.

In addition to their academic performance, LCCC’s student-athletes enjoyed unprecedented competitive success as well.
In the its four NJCAA sports (women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball, and men’s basketball) LCCC won nearly 72 percent of its games or matches. Men’s and women’s soccer both won Region IX regular season and tournament championships. Volleyball earned its first-ever national ranking while advancing to the semifinals of the Region IX North Tournament. Men’s basketball won the South Sub-region regular season championship and advance to the semifinals of the Region IX Tournament.
Meanwhile, riders from both the equestrian team and rodeo team qualified for the national finals. For the first time in school history, two riders from the equestrian team qualified for the IHSA Nationals, both earning sixth-place finishes in their respective events. And for the second consecutive year, LCCC will be represented in next month’s College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.

“Perhaps the only thing that eclipses our competitive success this year is the success our student-athletes earned in the classroom. Without a doubt these results prove we’ve got some of the best student-athletes in the nation,” said LCCC athletic director Jason Ficca.