BOISE, Idaho Along with several outstanding competition performances by Boise State University student-athletes during the 2007 fall semester, there were also record setting numbers being produced by the Broncos in the classroom.
When all the grades were posted following last semester, Bronco student-athletes posted the highest overall semester grade point average in school history with a cumulative 3.005 mark. Ten teams posted a cumulative GPA of over 3.00 and 56 percent of all student-athletes earned a 3.00 GPA or higher.
Nine student-athletes had perfect semesters posting 4.00 GPAs. They included football’s Marty Tadman (who also graduated this past month), Jarrod Stevens, Marc Bybee and Megan Olivetti from track and field, Robbie Richards of the men’s golf team, and gymnasts Amanda Burnett, Courtney Achter, Mallory Dziasura and Keley Lang.
Six Boise State squads improved their cumulative team GPAs to record highs in the fall of 2007. Gymnastics led the way with a 3.41 GPA. Women’s tennis had a 3.26 mark, women’s swimming and diving came in a 3.25, men’s track and field posted a 3.06 GPA, football a 2.85 mark and wrestling at 2.81.
Forty-five student-athletes graduated from Boise State in December of 2007. Among them were three current men’s basketball players, one current member of the women’s basketball team, and two current football players who are returning for the 2008 season and have entered the graduate program at Boise State.
The current basketball players for the men’s team are Matt Bauscher, Matt Nelson and Tyler Tiedeman while Tasha Harris is the current women’s basketball player having received her bachelor’s degree and is now enrolled in the graduate school.
Linebacker Dallas Dobbs and quarterback Bush Hamdan graduated this past month and are returning to Boise State for their senior season. Other notable football players graduating last month include offensive linemen Pete and Jeff Cavender, defensive end Nich Schlekeway, and quarterback Taylor Tharp.
Following is a complete list of Boise State student-athletes receiving their undergraduate degrees in December of 2007.
Matt Bauscher (Political Science)
Eric Lane (Communication)
Matt Nelson (General Business Management)
Seth Robinson (General Business Management)
Tyler Tiedeman (Communication)
Tasha Harris (Communication)
Michelle Hessing (Communication)
Josh Bean (Communication)
Jeff Biedermann (Finance)
Pete Cavender (Communication)
Jeff Cavender (Communication)
Dallas Dobbs (Accounting)
Alex Green (History)
Bush Hamdan (Communication)
Matt Hill (Political Science)
Craig LeBeau (Accounting)
Michael Lose (Communication)
Lee Marks (Psychology)
Tyler Matheson (Spanish)
Anthony Montgomery (General Business Management)
Nick Schlekeway (General Business Management)
Austin Smith (Psychology)
Marty Tadman (Communication)
Taylor Tharp (Communication)
Tim Volk (Political Science)
Jana Mosesson (Mass Communication)
Kacie Long (Health Science)
Tara Oberg (Elementary Education)
Brennan Lau (Health Promotion)
Michaela Morrison (Mass Communication)
Kimberli Parker (Biology)
Nicole Tadmen (Psychology)
Women’s Swimming and Diving
Emily Fransen (Nursing)
Men’s Track and Field
Ross Armstrong (Respiratory Therapy)
Ty Axtman (Communication)
Andrew Book (Physical Education)
Erik Whitsitt (History)
Women’s Track and Field
Lindsey Barnes (Communication)
Breonna Crosby (English)
Taylee Foulger (General Business Management)
April Sanders (Psychology)
Eleni Ypsilanti (Communication)
Ki Eveland (Psychology)
Cameron Flunder (General Business Management)
Clint Wolfley (Management / Human Resources)