Student-Athletes Strong In Classroom Again

May 31, 2007

SPOKANE, Wash. - For the second straight semester Gonzaga University had more than 100 student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Grades for the recently completed spring semester show 55 student-athletes on the President's List with a 3.7 GPA or higher, and 49 on the Dean's List with a GPA of 3.5-3.69.

Women's soccer led the way with 10 student-athletes on the President's List, while women's rowing had eight student-athletes on the Dean's List to lead the way. Women's soccer also posted the best GPA for the semester at 3.66, and their overall GPA of 3.53 also topped the list. In all, 12 teams posted cumulative and spring semester GPA's of 3.0 or better.

Overall Gonzaga's 300-plus student-athletes combined for a 3.30 GPA for the semester, raising the cumulative GPA to 3.25.

"This has been one of our best years both in the classroom and in the field of competition," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "To put back-to-back semesters together academically like we have done this year speaks highly of our student-athletes, coaches and support staff. It reinforces the two main reasons we are here - to graduate student-athletes and to win games. We continue to show great balance in both areas. My hat is off to everyone in the department and around campus who helps nurture the well-rounded student-athlete we continue to see at Gonzaga."

The following student-athletes were recognized for their academic accomplishments this past semester.

PRESIDENT'S LIST (3.7-4.0 GPA)

Baseball - Evan Wells, Bobby McEwen. Men's Tennis - Charles Adams, Roman Dojcak, Michael Lukomski, Marco Pineda, Zack Radetzky. Women's Basketball - Jami Bjorklund, Maria Hassett, Katy Ridenour, Stephanie Hawk. Men's Crew - Derek Clemmensen, Scott Lampe, Nicholas Mather, Scott McCoy, Kyle Van Dyk. Women's Crew - Martha Buttry, Maria Fussell, Jessica Michaels, Jennifer Pierce, Rachel Ross, Kelly Steinhaus. Women's Tennis - Erin Humphrey, Sydney Lederhouse. Men's Cross Country - Gabe Hayden, Ryan Knowles, Eric Mendoza, Ken Santman, Brian Slamkowski, Brett Withers. Women's Cross Country - Emmylyn Bentley, Ashlee Commeree, Jenne Dilts, Leslie Otto, Kara Rasmussen. Men's Golf - Trevor Loe, Reyn Tanaka. Women's Golf - Anna Friedhoff, Sarah Sheffield, Jennifer Swanson. Men's Soccer - Mike Babenko, Kyle Bryant, George Josten, Chris Ness. Women's Soccer - Lori Conrad, Beth Drollinger, Jackie Einerson, Sarah Hall, Taylor Hall, Nanda McCormick, Christine Soma, Jessie Thalman, Megan Trammell, Lauren Zuckerman. Women's Volleyball - Megan Thompson.

DEAN'S LIST (3.5-3.69 GPA)

Baseball - Aaron McGuinness, Andrew Tonner. Men's Crew - Matt Berry, Sean Finerty, Andre' Gallant, Sean Haffey, Jeff Haguewood, Michael Marsh. Women's Crew - Tricia Ault, Lana Bowie, Alexis Curtright, Whitney Engle, Jana Holcombe, Heather Jewell, Kris Lund, Julie Smetana. Men's Cross Country - Colby Litzenberger, Noah Stout. Women's Cross Country - Martha Dobson, Debra Emery, Madeleine Gianotti, Kristen Marchus. Men's Basketball - David Pendergraft. Men's Golf - John Bergren. Women's Golf - Lacey Jo Manwaring. Men's Soccer - Conor Baranski, Nick Barclay, Grant Lundberg, Bryan Mullaney, Peter Peterson, Dade Smith. Women's Soccer - Jamie Blanche, Lacey Castleberry, Christi D'Agostino, Lauren Dascenzo, Brittney Fracolli, Kelcey Goddard. Men's Tennis - Bryce Cooper, Brett Womack. Women's Tennis - Kimberly Aigner, Kendall Bates, Katie Colton, Aglaya Kokurina, Kristen MacWilliam. Women's Volleyball - Kelsey Bashaw, Layne Brosky, Frances Garcia, Becky Jones. Women's Basketball - Amanda Brown.

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