13 LMC student-athletes earn 4.0 GPA in 2010 Fall Semester
Jan 04, 2011
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Thirteen Lees-McRae
College student-athletes, representing 10 sports, earned a perfect
4.0 grade point average during the 2010 fall semester, announced
athletic director Craig McPhail Tuesday.
Women's cross country led the way with three representatives,
while two student-athletes from both the women's cycling and
women's volleyball teams completed the semester with a 4.0 GPA.
Overall, Bobcat student-athletes earned a combined 2.97 GPA this
fall, elevating the athletic department's overall cumulative grade
point average to 2.95.
In all, 10 of LMC's 18 athletic programs posted a team GPA of at
least 3.0 this past semester, led by the women's lacrosse team with
a team GPA of 3.348. Also earning a team GPA of at least 3.0 were
women's cross country (3.301), women's cycling (3.25), women's
basketball (3.21), softball (3.093), women's volleyball (3.088),
men's volleyball (3.06), women's track and field (3.036), men's
tennis (3.024), and men's cycling (3.02).
"This is an outstanding achievement by our student-athletes,"
said McPhail. "I am proud of them as well as their coaches who have
worked hard to keep a balance between athletics and academics. It
is a strong statement to the quality individuals we have working at
Lees-McRae College, a four-year, co-educational liberal arts
college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA, is located in
the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina.
Being a year-round tourist destination, the area provides the best
of a vibrant college community coupled with natural beauty and a
rich history. Please see www.lmc.edu for more information.