Eight programs finish with perfect GSR scores; student-athletes finish with a 3.18 cumulative GPA as 25 earn degrees in Fall 2023

 Marshall Athletics had eight programs finish with perfect Graduation Success Rates (GSR) while 25 student-athletes celebrated their graduation earlier this month.

Overall, Marshall student-athletes compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.18 for the Fall 2023 semester. Women’s Golf (3.89) led all women’s programs in Team GPA while Men’s Soccer set the bar for the men’s programs. Every women’s program achieved at least a 3.19 Team GPA.

“I am very proud and excited to see the hard work of our student-athletes pay off,” said Kaylyn Torain, Marshall’s Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. “To achieve these accomplishments with a rigorous athletic schedule shows their drive for academic success.”

The eight programs who scored a perfect GSR report include Women’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf, Men’s Cross Country/Track, Women’s Cross Country/Track, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Swimming and Diving and Women’s Volleyball.

Marshall’s Overall Graduation Success Rate across all programs was a 91, which tied for first place in the Sun Belt Conference.

Every Marshall Athletics program finished above the Federal Graduation Rate and, in addition to the eight programs that finished with perfect scores and sat atop the SBC, Marshall’s baseball program finished 3rd with a GSR of 90 while Softball (GSR = 96) and Football (GSR = 80) finished fourth in the league.

The Graduation Success Rate data was released by the NCAA for the 2013-14 to 2016-17 freshman cohorts for all NCAA Division I institutions as part of the annual NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program release on Dec. 6.

Graduation Success Rates (based on scale of 100)

Men’s Sports
Baseball – 90
Basketball – 80
Cross Country/Track – 100
Football – 80
Golf – 100
Soccer – 75

Women’s Sports
Basketball – 100
Cross Country/Track – 100
Golf – 100
Soccer – 100
Softball – 96
Swimming/Diving – 100
Tennis – 86
Volleyball – 100

Team GPAs

Men’s Sports
Soccer – 3.47
Cross Country – 3.42
Baseball – 3.36
Basketball – 3.26
Golf – 3.23
Track & Field – 3.20
Football – 2.55

Women’s Sports
Golf – 3.89
Swimming & Diving – 3.81
Cross Country – 3.61
Volleyball – 3.57
Tennis – 3.44
Track & Field – 3.36
Soccer – 3.34
Softball – 3.29
Basketball – 3.19

Dec. 2023 Graduates (by sport)

Nick Jodway
Gabe Cabrera
Chad Heiner
Carter Lyles

Men’s Cross Country
Jacob Birurakis
Paul Sepulveda

Women’s Track
Mikah Alleyne

Men’s Soccer 
Alexander Adjetey
Nikola Slijivic
Gabe Sitler**

Women’s Soccer
Cassidy Bell
Regina Fiabema
Haylee Griffith

Elijah Alston
KeSean Brown
Trent Holler
Isaiah Gibson, Sr.
Jayden Harrison
Brandon McElroy
Josh McTier
Eli Neal
Marcus Velez

Riley Winslow

Camryn Michallas (summer, but walked in Dec.)
Kasey Wilhoit**

** = Master’s Degree

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**Press release from Marshall University – HERDZONE – 12/26/2023 3:15:00 PM | General, Buck Harless Student Athlete Program

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