Lincoln Trail College student-athletes combined for a GPA above 3.0 for the 14th consecutive semester. In the Fall 2020 Semester, the department had a combined GPA of 3.25.
“We had a lot of challenges this Fall,” says Baseball Coach and Athletic Director Kevin Bowers. “I’m proud of the fact that our athletes rose to the challenge. Their effort is very commendable.”
Seven of the eight teams earned GPAs over 3.0 led by the golf team’s 3.73 GPA. The baseball team had a 3.44 GPA followed by the women’s basketball team’s 3.42 GPA. The volleyball team had a GPA of 3.38 and the softball team had a 3.35 GPA. The women’s soccer team finished the Fall Semester with a 3.28 GPA and the men’s basketball team had a 3.12 GPA. The men’s soccer team had a 2.4 GPA in the Fall.
“Our coaching staff places a strong emphasis on academics,” says Bowers. “We’re here to prepare them for the future and academics is a big part of that.”
Bowers says it is more than the coaches that work hard to make sure student-athletes perform so well in the classroom. “There are so many people at Lincoln Trail College that work hard to make sure that all of our students have the guidance they need to succeed. We have faculty members that are invested in the lives of our students and there’s a strong support staff that’s there to make sure our students and student-athletes can find the resources they need to succeed.”