Gymnastics Tabbed No. 1 Academically
July 21, 2016

BOISE, Idaho – The Boise State gymnastics team finished the 2015-16 academic year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.8087, giving them the highest team GPA among women’s gymnastics teams in the country according to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W). The No. 1 ranking is the highest ranking in school history, surpassing the previous record set by the 2014-15 team that finished No. 3 thanks to a 3.7256 GPA.

The Broncos saw 93 percent (14-of-15 gymnasts) of the 2015-16 roster earn individual NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors, giving them the No. 2 percentage in the country. In order to qualify for NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA for the 2015-16 academic year.

“I could not be more proud of this team,” co-head coach Tina Bird said. “They have worked tirelessly in the classroom to achieve the No. 1 ranking. The way they represent our university on a national level is outstanding.”

Five student-athletes finished with a GPA of 3.9 or higher; Ann Stockwell (3.97, psychology), Lianne Josbacher (3.96, English), Abby Webb (3.94, biology), Shani Remme (3.91, kinesiology) and Paige Urquhart (3.90, biology).

Sarah Means (3.88, mathematics), Alex Esmerian (3.85, health sciences), Sandra Collantes (3.82, psychology) and Diana Mejia (3.80, health sciences) wrapped up the year with GPAs of 3.8 or higher.

Rounding out the list for the Blue and Orange were Molly McFarland (3.75, kinesiology), Mary Frances Bir (3.75, health sciences), Marissa Wossner (3.72, kinesiology), Maddie Krentz (3.62, mechanical engineering) and Krystine Jacobsen (3.61, communication).


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