Dumb jocks? Not at Rollins. The Tars dominated the competition in the fall semester both on the field and in the classroom. Rollins received the top Academic Success Rate, ranking them first in the Sunshine State conference as well as in the Top 20 nationally among NCAA Division II.
The Tars set the bar high with the Rollins Athletic Department garnering a 92 Academic Success Rate (ASR), which put Rollins athletes well above the national average of 71. Six sports programs lead the way with perfect 100 ASRs–men’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, men’s swimming, men’s cross country, and men’s tennis.
Men’s lacrosse sophomore Nick Schultz ’17 said, “Balancing school and practice can get tough, so I’m pretty proud of my team for getting such a high overall GPA last semester.”
With such high rankings in the Sunshine State Conference as well as the national rankings it was no surprise that this was a record setting semester for Rollins Athletics. Rollins student athletes received a combined 3.306 GPA in the Fall 2014 semester, shattering the standing department record. An overwhelming majority of 343 students earned a 3.0 GPA or higher, marking the 27th term in a row that Rollins Athletes have accomplished this feat.
This was the first time in Rollins history that all 22 varsity teams earned a GPA above a 3.0. Women’s tennis lead the Tars with an impressive overall GPA of 3.71 and received the Rollins Athletic Communication Director’s GPA trophy. Volleyball followed close behind with a 3.67 and softball and women’s cross country tied for second with a 3.53.
Rollins Athletes look to carry the academic success from their record breaking fall into the spring semester.