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DSC student athletes "making the grade"

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DALTON, GA  (dsroadrunners.com) -- Final grades at Dalton State for the Fall 2015 semester have been posted and for the fifth consecutive semester, Roadrunner student-athletes have posted better than a 3.0 grade point average as a department.

As far as teams go, Men's Tennis led the way with an impressive 3.50 grade point average. The team is also coming off a season which saw them ranked in the top 15 in the NAIA on the court. The number 11 ranked Men's Cross Country team posted a 3.41 grade point average. Finishing third in the department was the Women's Golf team. Coming off a national runner-up finish this spring, the lady golfers posted a cumulative 3.37 grade point average for the fall.

The Dalton State Athletic Department is represented by students from over 30 states and foreign countries.  Twelve student-athletes made a perfect 4.0 and 25 student-athletes finished with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or better. In all, 76 Roadrunner student-athletes finished the fall semester with over a 3.0 grade point average, including six players from last year's National Championship basketball team.

"With the addition of soccer, our athletic department is growing exponentially in terms of students, and the fact that our departmental GPA is still over a 3.0 is a testament to our coaches, the professors at Dalton State and most importantly, the student-athletes themselves," says Athletic Director, Derek Waugh. "Our coaches blow me away in their ability to find kids that can not only play, but are also bright and hard working. Also, the fact that we can attract such quality student-athletes is a tribute to Dalton itself and the donors that we have that make scholarships for these kids possible. All of the successes in the classroom, community and the field of play, are a testament to so many different people and groups working for a greater good."

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