Gymnastics Sets Academic Record
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.

Team Rankings
No. TEAM GPA
1. Texas Women's University 3.7947
2. Utah 3.7838
3. Boise State 3.7256
4. UW - La Crosse 3.6843
5. Alabama 3.6456



Boise State NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Honorees

ATHLETE GPA MAJOR
Brooke Graham 3.97 Psychology
Lianne Josbacher 3.95 Athletic Training
Molly McFarland 3.93 Exercise Science
Ann Stockwell 3.93 Kinesiology
Alex Esmerian 3.90 Athletic Training
Marissa Wossner 3.87 Exercise Science
Paige Urquhart 3.86 Biology
Mary Frances Bir 3.84 Health Sciences
Abby Webb 3.83 Biolgy
Maddie Krentz 3.70 Mechanical Engineering
Sandra Collantes 3.67 Psychology
Diana Mejia 3.64 Health Sciences
Ciera Perkins 3.55 Communication
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