Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Rebels Conclude Another Successful Semester in the Classroom

Ole Miss student-athletes put together another impressive semester academically, recording the second-best semester GPA in athletic department history in Fall 2018 while also moving the department’s cumulative GPA to the highest in recorded history at 3.032.

This semester, 20 current Rebels graduated while 13 also claimed their degrees by taking advantage of the Rebel Reconnect program. Ole Miss had a record 55 percent of its student-athletes make the AD’s Honor Roll (3.0 GPA or better), with 55 claiming the Dean’s Honor Roll (3.5 or better) and 67 earning a spot on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll (3.75 or better). Additionally, 31 Rebels earned a perfect 4.0 semester GPA.

“The community has much to be proud of in how our student-athletes take advantage of their educational opportunities while competing at the highest level in their respective sports,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development Bob Baker. “These academic stats and accomplishments are indicative of the culture that Ross Bjork and his administration have established in our athletic department with student-athletes at the center of our mission.”

The Rebel men’s cross country, football, men’s tennis and volleyball teams either tied or set the record for highest team semester GPA this fall.

The Ole Miss soccer team once again led the way for all the Rebel teams, recording a department-high 3.61 GPA this semester. Six on the soccer team recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 11 made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll.

The Rebel men’s tennis team came away as the highest-rated program on the men’s side with a team record 3.43 semester GPA. A total of 80 percent of the team made at least one Honor Roll, and 89 percent of all grades on the team were A’s or B’s.

Superlatives:

Overall

Second-highest semester GPA in recorded history

212 student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher

55 on the Dean’s Honor Roll

67 on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll

31 with a perfect 4.0 GPA

Baseball

Had 11 with at least a 3.50 semester GPA

Had two with a perfect 4.0 GPA

Men’s Basketball

Three on AD’s Honor Roll

Have four projected to graduate in May

Women’s Basketball

Had five with at least a 3.50 semester GPA

Six made at least one Honor Roll, two made the Dean’s Honor Roll

Shandricka Sessom made the AD’s Honor Roll for the eighth semester in her career

Men’s Cross Country

Highest semester GPA ever recorded at 3.07

11 on the Honor Roll

Women’s Cross Country

3.53 semester GPA

Highest team cumulative GPA in recorded history

15 on the Honor Roll

Had four with perfect 4.0 semester GPAs

Football

Highest fall semester team GPA in recorded history

Had 43 make at least one Honor Roll

Men’s Golf

3.42 team semester GPA

Third-best fall semester team GPA in recorded history

Had nine on the Honor Roll

Women’s Golf

3.51 team semester GPA

Highest team semester GPA since Fall 2009

25th consecutive semester with a team GPA above 3.0

Had eight on the Honor Roll

Two freshmen made the Chancellor’s Honor Roll

Rifle

3.40 team semester GPA

91 percent of grades were A’s and B’s

Soccer

Highest team semester GPA in the department at 3.61

Had six with a perfect 4.0 GPA

Had 11 make the Chancellor’s Honor Roll

Softball

3.25 team semester GPA

Had 18 on at least one Honor Roll

83 percent of grades were A’s and B’s

Men’s Tennis

Had the highest men’s team semester GPA at 3.43

Highest fall semester team GPA in recorded history

80 percent of team made at least one Honor Roll

89 percent of all grades were A’s and B’s

Women’s Tennis

3.52 team semester GPA

Had three with perfect 4.0 GPAs

Men’s Track & Field

Fifth-best team semester GPA in recorded history

Had 18 on the Honor Roll

Women’s Track & Field

3.13 team semester GPA

Highest team cumulative GPA in recorded history

Had 29 on the Honor Roll

Volleyball

3.35 team semester GPA

Tied for the highest in-season semester GPA in recorded history

Third consecutive semester with team cumulative GPA above 3.4

Had 16 on the Honor Roll

December 2018 Graduates

Baseball

Michael Fitzsimmons – Managerial Finance

Football

Detric Bing-Dukes – Social Work

Victor Evans – Criminal Justice

Javien Hamilton – General Studies

Jordan Hebert – General Studies

Willie Hibbler – Criminal Justice

Eli Johnson – Political Science

Dawson Knox – Managerial Finance

C.J. Moore – Managerial Finance

Cam Ordway – General Studies

Alex Weber – Criminal Justice

Ken Webster – General Studies

Brenden Williams – General Studies

Men’s Tennis

Grey Hamilton – Entrepreneurship

Soccer

Ella Frischknecht – Psychology

CeCe Kizer – General Studies

Mary Smith – Integrated Marketing Communications

Tara Sullivan – Sport & Recreation Administration

Women’s Track & Field

Nicole Henderson – Sport & Recreation Administration

Volleyball

Caroline Adams – Communication Sciences & Disorders

December 2018 Rebel Reconnect Graduates

Baseball

John McNeese – University Studies

Zachary Rutland – University Studies

Matt Snyder – University Studies

Jacob Waguespack – Managerial Finance

Men’s Basketball

Stefan Moody – University Studies

Football

Mike Espy – University Studies

Joe Gunn – University Studies

Brandon Jenkins – University Studies

Maurice Miller – University Studies

Gerald Rivers – University Studies

Cory Robinson – University Studies

Trafton Trotter – University Studies

Rifle

Megan Sandage – University Studies


Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports

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