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Redbirds end season with classroom win

women's volleyball players huddled up ISU

Women's volleyball was one of the ISU teams to earn the AFNI Honor Roll recognition.

Student-athletes set a new semester departmental grade point average (GPA) record of 3.24 during the spring 2018 semester. Three 2018 teams tied or beat their previous team GPA records.

In addition, 295 of ISU’s 410 student-athletes were named to the AFNI Honor Roll. Every member of the women’s golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball teams earned the AFNI recognition. There were 85 student-athletes who posted a perfect 4.0 during the spring semester.

“It’s clear that our student-athletes are competing in the classroom as hard as they are on the field,” said Paul Downey, senior associate director for academics and life skills in Athletics.

“Setting a new GPA record is icing on the cake, and a sign of the collective efforts of the Athletic Study Center staff and our Athletics department as a whole,” he said.

The women’s programs combined for a 3.49 cumulative GPA. The men’s and women’s tennis programs were the team spring GPA winners, scoring 3.61 and 3.83 respectively. The softball team also set a new record with a 3.59 team GPA.

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