Broncos Earn Academic Record
July 24, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State gymnastics team finished the 2016-17 academic year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.8593, giving them the second-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. 2 ranking is the second-best ranking in school history - coming up just shy of last year's No. 1 nod - but the team GPA is the highest in program history, beating out last year's 3.8087.

The Broncos saw 93 percent (14-of-15 gymnasts) of the 2016-17 roster earn individual NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors, giving them the No. 4 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 2016-17 academic year.

"We are so proud of these amazing young women," co-head coach Tina Bird said. "They continue to fully dedicate themselves to academics. We love setting new records and making Bronco Nation proud."

Four gymnasts finished the year with a perfect 4.0 GPA: Mary Frances Bir (health sciences), Sandra Collantes (psychology), Courtney McGregor (health sciences) and Abby Webb (biology).

Six Broncos recorded GPAs of 3.9 or better: Isabella Amado (3.95, medical studies), Mackenzie Bennion (3.96, criminal justice), Alex Esmerian (3.92, health sciences), Diana Mejia (3.94, health sciences), Maddi Nilson (3.95, chemistry), and Ann Stockwell (3.93, kinesiology).

Rounding out the list for Blue and Orange were Sarah Means (3.87, general business), Paige Urquhart (3.79, biology), Shani Remme (3.55, health sciences) and McKenna Morrell (3.50, elementary education).

Fellow MRGC team Southern Utah earned the top spot for team GPA, finishing the year with a 3.8867.


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