21 Student-Athletes Earn 4.0 Grade Point Averages

2012-12-18
By Jason Behenna
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Photo Credit: Chris J. Taylor

Showing as much commitment to their academic performance as to their effort in athletic competition, 21 Seattle University student-athletes received a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the fall quarter. 

Overall, the 327 student-athletes at Seattle University achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.232. Almost 38 percent of those student-athletes earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to the 21 students with 4.0 GPAs, 21 other members of Redhawk varsity teams earned President’s List recognition for having a grade point average at 3.9 or above. The Dean’s List, made up of students with GPAs between 3.5 and 3.899, included 82 student-athletes in the fall quarter. 

The women’s cross country team combined for the highest grade point average among the Seattle U athletic squads, earning a 3.634 GPA despite being in season. The women’s track and field team was next with a 3.618 GPA, followed by the men’s cross country team, another in-season sport, at 3.451. The men’s tennis team combined for a 3.433 GPA, with the women’s tennis team collecting a 3.402 GPA and the women’s soccer team earning a 3.39 GPA. 

“Our student-athletes take great pride in showing success not only in competition, but also in the classroom,” Bill Hogan, Director of Athletics, said. “I applaud them for their efforts in the fall quarter, and I thank the athletic administrators and staff who support the student-athletes in their academic pursuits.”  

Three Seattle U student-athletes completed their degree requirements while competing during the fall season. Tyler Hanson (Federal Way, Wash.) of the men’s soccer team earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business management, while teammate Marshall Kosaka (Burien, Wash.) and women’s soccer player Renee Vandermause (Madison, Wis.) received their Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering.

The mission of the Seattle University athletics department is to champion the holistic development of student-athletes, inspiring a vital and engaged campus community through the development and maintenance of a premier, nationally prominent NCAA Division I athletics program, in the spirit of the Jesuit tradition. Part of the mission in action is to create an athletic culture where student-athletes can realize balanced success in academics, in athletics and in all their collegiate pursuits and experiences.