Thursday, July 21, 2016

Boise State Broncos #1 Gymnastics Academic Team in the Nation

BOISE, ID--The Boise State gymnastics team finished the 2015-16 academic year with the highest team grade point average (GPA) in the nation, according to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women. The Broncos posted a team GPA of 3.8087 to finish superior to every other collegiate gymnastics team. The No. 1 ranking surpasses the school record of #3 set in 2014-15.

Fourteen of the 15 members on the team earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors. In order to qualify for 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 Broncos achieved a 3.9 GPA 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) all finished with GPA's of 3.8 or higher.

Bronco gymnasts which achieved a 3.5 or higher include 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).

The Bronco team set a school record with a national #8 ranking, were the only undefeated collegiate gymnastics team in the nation in the regular season, and finished .175 short of qualifying for the NCAA National Gymnastics Championship.

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