COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The athletic programs at the University of Maryland continued to excel academically as the fall 2020 semester featured performances Top marks of the Terrapins. The Maryland athletic teams combined to record a department grade point average of 3,256 for the semester. Combined with a 3,570 GPA during the 2020 spring semester, the Terps have posted the best two semester average team GPAs in the school's history. Fifteen teams registered a semester GPA higher than 3.0.
The department's Overall Cumulative GPA has risen to a record 3,208, the ninth consecutive semester that the Overall Cumulative GPA has exceeded 3.0. There are 15 programs that have cumulative team GPAs of more than 3.0 as well.
Thirty-five student-athletes graduated after the fall semester.
It was an excellent semester with 40 student-athletes earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and 188 earning Dean's List recognition. Overall, 365 student-athletes achieved Academic-Athlete status by posting a GPA of 3.0 or better.
" Once again in the face of a pandemic, our student-athletes displayed outstanding resilience as we set records for academic excellence here in Maryland in the fall semester 2020, "said Athletic Director Damon Evans ." Our students have persevered through many challenges and performed at high levels in their classes. A tremendous factor in that success is our staff at Gossett Student-Athlete Center, as they have worked tirelessly to create a level of normalcy during these unique times. The GSAC staff is to be commended for their commitment to academics at the University of Maryland and for their support of our Terrapins. The efforts of our student-athletes and staff truly indicate our One Maryland mantra as we lead with courage, provide a student-centered environment, and inspire pride. "
" 'Controlling Controllable 'was the motto of our Academic Services staff during the fall semester of 2020, "said Associate Athletic Director and Director of the Gossett Student-Athlete Center, Brady Rourke." Terrapin Student-Athletes underwent changes and unprecedented disruptions in the traditional student-athlete experience, yet their determination and ability to maintain academic focus remained unchanged. Neither the Student-Athletes nor our Gossett Student-Athlete Center (GSAC) team were able to control the pandemic impact on numerous aspects of college life, yet we were able to control our commitment to academic achievement. Our GSAC team continued to offer virtual academic services including academic counseling, support from learning specialists, and tutoring services. semester.
"I continue to be inspired by the commitment and determination of our student-athletes as they face adversity with passion and character. Their fall semester academic achievements reflect an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Commitment to student success by student-athletes, faculty, administration, and our athletic department over an extraordinary period, strengthens a deep sense of Maryland pride. "
There were 13 programs that posted a semester GPA of more than 3.2 led by the gymnastics team with a GPA of 3,595. Twelve programs now have a cumulative GPA greater than 3.2, led by the cross country team with a GPA of 3,478.
The soccer program had 47 Honor Roll members, while the men's lacrosse team had 45 Honor Roll members. Women's athletics had 28 members from the dean's list, the highest in the department, and 11 team members scored a perfect 4.0.
Eight programs had double-digit Dean's List members led by women's athletics along with men's lacrosse (21), women's lacrosse (18), field hockey (16), American football (16), softball (15), gymnastics (14). ) and women's soccer (12).
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