Seton Hill Achieves Highest Overall GPA in PSAC, 360 Griffins Named PSAC Scholar Athletes
Seton Hill University's athletic teams achieved the highest grade point average among all schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference during the 2021-22 academic year.
The Griffins attained an overall GPA of 3.453 in 2021-22, the highest overall GPA in Seton Hill’s nine years in the PSAC. Seton Hill has had the highest overall GPA in the PSAC in six of the last nine years.
In addition, four teams – women's cross country, women’s golf, baseball, and football – earned the Top Team GPA Award in their respective sports in the PSAC, which includes 18 public and private institutions in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The men’s and women’s basketball teams, men’s and women’s track and field teams, and the volleyball team all placed second.
More than 60% of Seton Hill student athletes earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and were honored as PSAC Scholar Athletes. Gannon led the league with 362 Scholar Athletes on the list while the Griffins were second with 360, representing 61% of student athletes on the Hill.
“I am very proud of all of our student-athletes' commitment to athletic and academic excellence," said Executive Director for Athletics Chris Snyder. “While the PSAC is well known for its fiercely competitive athletics, the competition is just as fierce in the classroom. The fact that our athletes finished with the highest grade point average in the PSAC is testament to their hard work, dedication, and commitment to the mission of Seton Hill University."
In addition to their success in the PSAC, the Griffins placed 215 student athletes on the D2ADA Award list for the 2021-22 academic year. Seton Hill finished second in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference behind Mercyhurst and tied with Embry Riddle for the fifth most in the country. The PSAC earned the designation as the Division II conference leader with the most students listed for the fourth straight year. To earn this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and have completed at least two years of college level work.