Congrats but this is not a surprise at all. We have been #1 or #2 for YEARS in the All Academic Honor roll in the SEC. For those that criticize Gamecocks athletes in the classroom, they are completely and totally ignorant.
If you check the numbers on this, Gamecock athletes, especially the football players, are vastly superior to our counterparts in the upstate. People like to argue grad rates but they don't see the full picture. How do the students compare in the classroom when they are actually in school.
I wrote this over 15 months ago about USC vs Clemson regarding sports and academics.
Here are a few more details on our success in the classroom