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WMU Athletics Boasts Academic Excellence in Spring Semester

Courtesy: Mat Kanan, director of athletic media relations
Release: 05/29/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Western Michigan Athletics had a collective GPA of over 3.00 for the 14th consecutive semester (since Fall of 2006) with the fourth highest GPA on record (3.11) during this past semester.

Each of the top five teams boasted team GPAs of better than 3.5 led by the women's gymnastics program, which earned a 3.86, the highest team GPA during a given semester in record.  The gymnastics team, which had eight of its members earn a 4.00 this past spring, also captured a share of the Mid-American Conference title in 2013.

The Western Michigan men's soccer team led all men's programs with a 3.53 team GPA with six of its members earning a 4.00 and 21 of its members earning a 3.00 GPA or better this spring.

Top 5 Team GPAs - Spring 2013

  1. Women's Gymnastics - 3.86
  2. Women's Tennis - 3.65
  3. Women's Soccer - 3.59
  4. Cross Country - 3.56
  5. Men's Soccer - 3.53

There were 224 Western Michigan student-athletes to earn a GPA of 3.00 or better this semester.  There were 141 student-athletes to earn a GPA of 3.50 or better with 88 earning 3.75 or better and 39 achieving a 4.00 in the spring.

There are 238 student-athletes with cumulative GPAs of 3.00 or better with 118 holding GPAs of  3.50 or better, 59 with a 3.75 or better and an elite group of nine Western Michigan student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 4.00.

Western Michigan Student-Athletes with 4.00 GPA - Spring 2013

  1. Katlin Abbs - Gymnastics
  2. Michelle Adams - Gymnastics
  3. Jordan Anderson - Track & Field
  4. Chase Balisy - Hockey
  5. Tia Billau - Track & Field
  6. Hannah Brooks - Gymnastics
  7. Iris Campbell - Track & Field
  8. Kelsey Carney - Golf
  9. Rachel Chaney - Women's Soccer
  10. Anina Cicerone - Women's Soccer
  11. Brittany Domin - Women's Soccer
  12. Connor Furgason - Men's Soccer
  13. Jason Grant - Men's Soccer
  14. Anna Goetz - Women's Tennis
  15. Lukas Hafner - Hockey
  16. Brian Heimerdinger - Men's Soccer
  17. Kaylee Imel - Golf
  18. Jarrett Kersten - Men's Soccer
  19. David Killip - Hockey
  20. Oliver Mayer - Men's Tennis
  21. Emily McAnsh - Track & Field
  22. Stephanie Okolo - Track & Field
  23. Melissa Palmer - Softball
  24. Brittney Pavlica - Women's Soccer
  25. Chris Prom - Football
  26. Maggie Remynse - Women's Tennis
  27. Ali Russo - Women's Soccer
  28. Emma Salata - Golf
  29. Derek Schrauben - Men's Soccer
  30. Victoria Slavin - Women's Soccer
  31. Hope Spangler - Women's Soccer
  32. Cory Sueing - Football
  33. Nini Sujashvili - Women's Tennis
  34. Kelsey Turnquist - Gymnastics
  35. Michelle Watson - Women's Soccer
  36. Kayla Weber - Gymnastics
  37. Brynn Wienckowski - Gymnastics
  38. Lindsey Wienckowski - Gymnastics
  39. Sarah Wright - Gymnastics

Western Michigan Student-Athletes with 4.00 GPA - Cumulative

  1. Katlin Abbs - Gymnastics
  2. Jordan Anderson - Track & Field
  3. Tia Billau - Track & Field
  4. Anna Goetz - Women's Tennis
  5. David Killip - Hockey
  6. Ali Russo - Women's Soccer
  7. Derek Schrauben - Men's Soccer
  8. Kayla Weber - Gymnastics
  9. Sarah Wright - Gymnastics

 

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