CYPRESS, CA- Cypress Athletics is proud to announce that over 60% of our student athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2019-2020 academic year. Despite dealing with the difficulties of remote learning in Spring 2020, 35 Chargers earned a 4.0 GPA pushing the cumulative grade point average for all of student athletes to a 3.0.
Cypress College introduced a new version of its Student Athlete Success Center (SASC) this fall to provide academic support to our 276 student athletes. The SASC was introduced on campus in Fall 2018, where it was originally housed in the Cypress College Library and Learning Resource Center. With the support of Cypress College Student Equity Funding, the Athletics Department took over day-to-day operations and staffing of the SASC in 2019-20, moving the Success Center into the Gym II foyer. Athletics was able to provide student athlets with their own supervised study space, computer access, printer access, and tutoring services.
"We are committed to addressing any and all challenges our student athletes face," said first-year Athletic Director, Wes McCurtis. "I am thrilled with the results we've seen so far, but I know we can continue to improve. Ultimately, our goal is to make the SASC a more permanent space on campus where we bring all the resources Cypress College has to offer directly to our student athletes," he added.
The SASC is one of many inclusive efforts at Cypress College to help improve academic success for all students. The SASC was ultimately realized through the collaboration and support of campus administration and is yet another example of how Cypress College has continued to address student success while reducing observable achievement gaps among specific groups of students
In fall of 2018 Cypress College hosted 6 sports teams with a total of 123 student athletes. Fall athletics totaled a cumulative GPA of 2.61 with volleyball earning the highest GPA of 2.76. In the fall of 2019 Cypress College hosted 7 sports teams with a total of 136 student athletes. The athletes turned in a cumulative GPA of 2.86, a full point higher from the previous year, and a team high 3.02 GPA from the men's water polo team. Five of the seven programs who competed in Fall 2019 saw year-over-year improvements in team GPA, while women's soccer remained steady and men's water polo had no data from the previous season as a first-year sport.
|Fall Sports||Fall 2018||Fall 2019|
In spring of 2019 Cypress College hosted 9 sports teams with a total of 148 student athletes. Spring athletics totaled a cumulative GPA of 2.91 with women's tennis earning the highest GPA of 3.58. In spring of 2020 Cypress College hosted 9 sports teams with a 140 student athletes. The athletes turned in a cumulative GPA of 3.28, over three points higher than the previous season. The men's swim team had the highest GPA at 3.65 trailed closely by women's tennis at a 3.55 GPA. Seven of the nine programs who competed in Spring 2020 saw year-over-year improvements in team GPA.
|Spring Sports||Spring 2019||Spring 2020|
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