Women's Gymnastics Earns 13th-Highest GPA In NCAA

The women's gymnastics team earned the highest GPA of all San José State athletic programs during the 2012-13 school year.

Aug 27, 2013

San José , Calif. - The San José State University women’s gymnastics team had the 13-highest grade point average (GPA) of all NCAA women’s gymnastics programs and earned 14 individual academic awards, the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) announced on Friday, August 28.

Both the No. 13 ranking and 14 individual academic awards are program-bests. For a gymnast to earn an academic award, she must earn at least a 3.5 GPA.

“This award shows our team’s commitment to academics,” Head Coach Wayne Wright said. “It’s not only about doing well in the gym, but also the classroom. In the end, a student-athlete’s academic career will pay off just as equally as his or her athletic career.”

The Spartans’ 3.5146 GPA during the 2012-13 school year was the highest among all San José State athletic programs, and the highest in Wright’s 13-year tenure. Said Wright, “We have an awesome academic advisor in Marwa Abbas who, along with me and my staff, constantly remind our student-athletes how important it is to stay on top of their academics."

The Spartans’ No. 13 ranking is second among Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) programs. Alaska-Anchorage had the conference’s highest GPA, with a team 3.5817 GPA.

Freshman Allison Bellingham earned a perfect 4.0 GPA as a kinesiology major. Four other Spartans earned a 3.9 grade point average or higher: Patricia Aubel (3.97, mathematics), Amy Bellingham (3.9, child and adolescent development), Cassandra Harrison (3.9, kinesiology) and Adrianne Manseau (3.96, communication studies).


 

 

Team Results by GPA

SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI 3.8146 1
WESTERN MICHIGAN 3.8086 2
UTAH 3.6920 3
TWU 3.6200 4
SOUTHERN UTAH 3.5960 5
LINDENWOOD 3.5910 6
BROWN 3.5853 7
ALASKA 3.5817 8
HAMLINE 3.5514 9
ALABAMA 3.5458 10
YALE 3.5315 11
ITHACA 3.5294 12
SAN JOSE STATE 3.5146 13

Individual Academic Awards

PATRICIA AUBEL

3.97

MATHEMATICS

Allison Bellingham

4

KINESIOLOGY

Amy Bellingham

3.9

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Kiley Field

3.79

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE

Bekah Gher

3.54

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

Hannah Gilbert

3.63

UNDECLARED

Julia Greer

3.67

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Cami Guyer

3.55

JUSTICE STUDIES

Cassandra Harrison

3.9

KINESIOLOGY

Jasmine Holmes

3.76

HEALTH SCIENCE

Gabrielle Kambur

3.63

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Alyssa Kaschak

3.69

KINESIOLOGY

Adrianne Manseau

3.96

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Karlene Simon

3.89

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES