Aug. 4, 2015
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State gymnastics team finished the 2014-15 academic year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.7256, good for the third-highest team GPA in the country according to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W). The No. 3 ranking is the team's highest finish in school history, surpassing their previous record from 2010 when they ended the year at No. 11 after recording a 3.4689 GPA.
The Broncos also saw 81 percent (13-of-16 gymnasts) of their 2014-15 roster earn individual NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors, giving them the No. 3 percentage in the country. In order to qualify for NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors, student-athletes must attain at least a 3.5 GPA for the 2014-15 academic year.
"We are thrilled with our team GPA ranking," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "Special shout-out to our academic advisors Taryn Schutte and Sara Swanson for being there every step of the way."
Sophomore Brooke Graham led the way with a 3.97 in psychology, giving her top GPA honors on the team for the second-straight year. Freshmen Lianne Josbacher (3.95, athletic training), Ann Stockwell (3.93, kinesiology) and redshirt sophomore Molly McFarland - a three-time honoree - (3.93, exercise science) were close behind with the No. 2, 3 and 4 marks on the team.
Freshman Alex Esmerian was the last gymnast to stay in the 3.9's with a 3.90 in athletic training, junior Marissa Wossner earned her third-straight recognition (3.87, exercise science), and sophomores Paige Urquhart (3.86, biology) and Mary Frances Bir (3.84, health sciences) garnered the second NACGC/W honors of their career.
Abby Webb (3.83, biology) made the freshman class a perfect 4-for-4 on the list, Maddie Krentz (3.70, mechanical engineering) earned her third honor in as many years, sophomores Sandra Collantes (3.67, psychology) and Diana Mejia (3.64, health sciences) logged back-to-back appearances on the list and three-time All-American senior Ciera Perkins earned the first NACGC/W recognition of her career with a 3.55 in communication.
"I am so proud of this team," said Bird. "Their dedication and commitment to their education along with being the best student-athletes they can be is very apparent."
Texas Woman's University (3.7947) and Utah (3.7838) were the only two teams ahead of Boise State in the team standings.
|1.||Texas Women's University||3.7947|
|4.||UW - La Crosse||3.6843|
|5.||Alabama||3.6456|Boise State NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Honorees