Gonzaga Student-Athletes Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
July 22, 2010
SAN BRUNO, CA - Gonzaga University student-athletes once again stood out in the classroom as 158 Bulldogs were named to the 2010 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll which recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
A record 892 WCC student-athletes representing 13 conference-sponsored sports were named to the Gold (3.75-4.0 GPA), Silver (3.50-3.74 GPA) and Bronze (3.0-3.49 GPA) categories. There were 854 honorees a year ago.
Gonzaga's 158 honorees accounted for 17.7 percent of the total student-athletes honored, both conference-leading marks among the eight institutions comprising the WCC.
The Bulldogs had 11 student-athletes receiving Gold status, paced by the 3.97 GPA of men's freshman tennis player Levi Guillermo (civil engineering), the 3.92 of junior men's soccer player Colin Harrison (business administration), the 3.91 of sophomore women's soccer player Elizabeth Sweeney (international relations) and the 3.90 of senior women's basketball player Tiffanie Shives (communications). Gonzaga had 42 Silver recipients and 105 with Bronze accolades.
"This is a fantastic effort on the part of our student-athletes and the continued determination they have to perform as well in the classroom as they do on the field of competition," Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth said. "I wish I could personally congratulate all 158 of our recipients for a job well done. They are role models for everyone in our department. They have set the bar high for those who follow them.
"A lot of credit also goes to our coaches and our support staff who play such a major role in the academic and athletic success of our student-athletes. We are very proud of what they accomplish both in the classroom and in the competitive arena," Roth said.
WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich also had high praise for the student-athletes.
"I would like to congratulate each and every one of our 892 student-athletes who made this year's WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll," Zaninovich said. "Breaking the all-time record for the second year in a row is a testament to our member institutions' commitment to helping their student-athletes reach their potential."
Only grades earned at WCC institutions may be used in calculating the grade point average for this award. To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year, maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and must have successfully completed an average of at least 12 graded credit hours (non pass-fail hours) per term.
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