Academics come first for CFCC student athletes

Student athletes at Cape Fear Community College are not only fighting hard on the court and on the field, but also in the classroom.

For the Fall 2012 semester, CFCC’s student athletes earned a 2.7 cumulative grade point average. Of those, 41% earned a 3.0 grade point average or better. Two athletic teams, women’s volleyball and cheerleading, were recognized as NJCAA All-Academic Teams, which requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

“Our primary goal at CFCC is to educate and promote academic success – and we are committed to building an athletic program that excels in academics,” said Robert McGee, Director of Athletics.

More impressive, with the Sea Devils facing NJCAA’s structured compliance and eligibility requirements for mid-year competition, every CFCC student-athlete on the eligibility roster was academically eligible for collegiate competition this coming spring.

“Our student-athletes ability to balance academics and athletics is impressive, and we look to improve on those marks,” stated McGee. “I commend our student-athletes, and thank the CFCC faculty for promoting academic excellence in the classroom while providing our students with the support and encouragement. It’s a real team effort,” McGee said.

CFCC has seven athletic teams with 116 students participating. Teams include men’s basketball, women’s basketball, golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and cheerleading.