GREENVILLE, N.C. — ECU student-athletes posted a combined 3.07 grade point average (GPA) for the 2017 fall semester with a record 15 teams registering a GPA of 3.00 or above, breaking the previous best of 10.

It marked the fourth consecutive semester in which ECU student-athletes posted a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

A total of 32 student-athletes earned a 4.00 GPA during the fall, while 253 (64 percent) received a 3.00 or higher. Additionally,129 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List.

“Congratulations to our student-athletes who continue to raise the bar when it comes to academic performance,” ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said. “I want to thank our Student Development staff and all of our coaches for emphasizing the importance of representing ECU in the classroom as well as in competition. Improving GPAs are the first step toward improving graduation rates and our ultimate goal is to graduate our student-athletes.

“The NCAA will soon begin to reward schools that perform well academically, and we want to be in position to receive those disbursements and represent ECU nationally.”

Baseball, men’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis, and men’s track & field each turned in a semester and cumulative record GPA with women’s track & field posting a fall semester and cumulative record. Women’s swimming & diving also achieved a team record cumulative mark.

The ECU baseball, women’s golf and women’s tennis teams each had 100 percent of its roster achieve a GPA of 3.00 or above for the fall semester.