Youngstown State student-athletes were not deterred, but determined to succeed when classes went to remote instruction in March and various spring sport seasons and practice sessions were canceled. YSU had its best academic semester in school history with 104 student-athletes recording 4.00 GPA this past spring.
As a group, the 402 student-athletes combined for a spring term GPA of 3.39. Overall, 76 percent of YSU student-athletes eclipsed the 3.00 GPA mark.
YSU student-athletes finished the spring semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.26, the highest in the department's history. During the semester, 307 of 402 student-athletes (76 percent) had a GPA of 3.00 or above. The 307 student-athletes and the percentage set department bests. Of the 307, 295 own a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above through their spring course work.
Overall, all 18 of YSU's sports had a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. The football program registered a program-best 3.01 GPA for the semester while the 17 other sports all were above a 3.20. The football team had 58 of 101 student-athletes earn a GPA of 3.00 or better. Twelve members of the squad had a 4.00 GPA.
The women's soccer program had the highest GPA of the semester with 25 student-athletes combining for a 3.77 GPA. Eleven student-athletes on the squad finished the spring with a 4.00 GPA.
The women's basketball program had the second-highest team GPA of the semester as the 14 members of the program combined for a GPA of 3.76. Seven women's basketball student-athletes had a 4.00 GPA while 13 were above a 3.43.
Men's golf had the highest GPA of the men's programs at 3.73 while men's tennis was second at 3.70 and baseball was third at 3.44.
Other women's team sports above 3.70 were golf (3.75), swimming and diving (3.73) and tennis (3.72). Sixteen members of the women's track and field squad had 4.00 GPAs to lead all programs.