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Seton Hall Again Reaches New Record of Academic Excellence



South Orange, N.J. - As part of Seton Hall Athletics’ vision for excellence, the department strives to graduate each of its student-athletes while pushing them towards academic excellence. The department continues to see unprecedented success in this area as the cumulative grade-point average for the Pirates has reached a new record of 3.373.

This is the 12th consecutive semester that the Pirates have set a new high for cumulative GPA. In addition, all 14 varsity programs finished the 2015-16 academic year with single-year GPAs over 3.0 and collectively finished at 3.40.

In the spring semester, 138 Pirates, or 55 percent of the student-athlete population, earned Dean’s List recognition. Of the 138, 103 student-athletes achieved Dean’s List in both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. And 28 seniors graduated with honors, which requires at least a cumulative GPA of 3.395.

As it stands now, all 14 varsity programs have cumulative GPAs above 3.0, led by the women’s tennis team, which has a 3.645 GPA. The baseball team leads all men’s programs with a 3.411 GPA.

“Beyond the success they have on the field, our student-athletes have consistently put in the hard work to make the most of their education opportunities and put themselves in a great position to excel beyond graduation,” said Vice President and Director of Athletics & Recreational Services Patrick Lyons. “I want to thank all of our student-athletes, our coaches and especially our academic support services office for everything that they do to make this success possible.

“We are very proud that we consistently boast grades that are representative of our vision for excellence as we continue to do what what we can to provide the best possible student-athlete experience.”

The academic accolades continue to roll in for Seton Hall student-athletes, who are some of the best and brightest in the nation:
  • Six programs — baseball, men’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, softball and tennis — were recognized by the NCAA with the APR Public Recognition Award, sporting APRs in the top 10 percent of their respective sports. 
  • Tennis, volleyball, men’s golf, women’s soccer and men’s and women’s swimming & diving have all earned team academic awards from various organizations. 
  • Twenty-nine student-athletes were inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Seton Hall Athletics Cumulative GPAs After 2015-16 Academic Year

Team Cume GPA
Women's Tennis 3.645
Women's Cross Country 3.495
Women's Swimming & Diving 3.492
Women's Golf 3.481
Volleyball 3.429
Softball 3.413
Baseball 3.411
Men's Cross Country 3.401
Women's Soccer 3.398
Men's Golf 3.384
Men's Soccer 3.218
Men's Swimming & Diving 3.198
Women's Basketball 3.151
Men's Basketball 3.032
All Student-Athletes 3.373