Jan. 18, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On the heels of its most successful season on the field, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team returned to campus this fall and put together an equally impressive performance in the classroom.
The Buckeyes finished with a semester grade-point average of 3.32 and cumulative GPA of 3.36. A staggering 78 percent of the roster – 36 out of 46 players – had over a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the semester. The 36 Scholar-Athletes are the most at any time in program history. The semester GPA is the team’s highest since Ohio State moved from quarters to semesters in 2012 and it’s the fifth straight semester the Buckeyes achieved a GPA higher than the previous semester. A large amount of credit for academic performance goes to Sarah Pergine, academic counselor with SASSO, and assistant coach Travis Crane.
Ohio State’s freshman class proved to be one of the team’s best overall groups, as 11 of the 12 newcomers had over a 3.0 GPA and nine were over a 3.5.
“To have such a high level of academic success in working with a new academic counselor in their first semester is a testament to how academically sound the team is,” said Pergine. “They are a very disciplined group and want to achieve the highest level of success on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. In addition, the level of support from the coaching staff and the value that they place on the academic success of their team is really what allows for their culture of academic success to continue to improve each year.”
“Academic success and athletic success go hand in hand at Ohio State,” said Nick Myers. “Our men always have – and always will – attack their school work the same way they attack lacrosse. I’m proud of what they’ve done and look forward to it continuing into the spring semester.”