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Winona State student-athletes set records in the classroom during the 2012 Fall semester, recording the highest Fall semester team and student-athlete grade point average in school history.

The 15 teams at Winona State posted an average cumulative GPA of 3.28, the best fall semester total ever. The previous record was a 3.25 GPA set during the Fall semester of 2011. Winona State teams have recorded an average cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher in each of the last six semesters.

“We have outstanding student-athletes, who excel on and off the field of play,” WSU Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services Mike Turgeon said. “We are also fortunate to have coaches who make academic success and development in all areas a priority within their programs.”

The Warrior baseball team set a men’s sports record with a GPA of 3.23, bettering the previous mark of 3.18 set by the men’s basketball team in the fall of 2009.

Four teams – women’s cross country (3.62), women’s golf (3.57), women’s tennis (3.54) and track and field (3.50) – recorded cumulative GPA’s of 3.50 or higher.

The cumulative GPA of all Winona State student-athletes was 3.18, also the best fall semester total in WSU history. Warrior student-athletes have posted cumulative grade point averages of 3.10 or better in each of the last eight semesters.

Sixty Warrior student-athletes recorded 4.0 GPA’s during the fall term while 135 were named to the Winona State Dean’s List. Over half of Winona State’s student-athletes – 54 percent – qualified for the Presidential Scholar Student-Athlete Award, which requires a grade point average of 3.20 or higher.

The cumulative grade point average of WSU student-athletes was also .12 higher than the university average.

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