Student athletes at Ventura College continued to achieve academic honors in the fall 2020 semester with 99 of them earning a spot on VC's Dean's List by posting a 3.5 or better grade point average in 12 or more units. Of those honorees, 47 earned perfect 4.0 GPA's signifying all A's in their classes. Meanwhile, 13 of the Pirates' 19 intercollegiate athletic teams achieved an overall GPA of 3.0 or better with the VC Athletic Department earning an overall GPA of 3.16.
The 13 teams that achieved a 3.0 or better GPA in the fall semester includes: Baseball (3.09), Women's Basketball (3.65), Women's Cross Country (3.48), Men's Golf (3.40), Women's Soccer (3.22), Softball (3.12), Men's Swimming & Diving (3.12), Women's Swimming & Diving (3.22), Men's Tennis (3.38), Women's Tennis (3.69), Men's Track & Field (3.17), Volleyball (3.28), and Women's Water Polo (3.48).
The fall 2020 semester was an especially difficult one for student athletes as most classes were moved online due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. Additionally, all intercollegiate competition was cancelled in the fall, and in-person practices and workouts were limited to outside conditioning activities or teams met remotely via zoom.
Ventura College Athletics has long been a champion of academic achievement among its student athletes. Many Pirate programs have earned state and national honors for their work in the classroom, and VC has had 39 California Community College Athletic Association State Scholar Teams since the award was created in 1996, a state record. VC has had at least one team honored academically by the CCCAA each year for the past 20 years.
Please see the complete list of VC Athletics' Dean's List honorees below.