BOCA RATON, Fla. -
Florida Atlantic University student-athletes concluded the 2016-17 season with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above a 3.0 for the second consecutive year and fourth consecutive semester. The two-year consistency is evidence of a departmental culture rather than a trend for the more than 450 Owls and their respective coaches and support staffs.
“Congratulations to our student-athletes for their continued academic achievement,” said Pat Chun, FAU’s vice president and director of athletics. “Across the board, all of our varsity programs continue to do exemplary work academically. This is a testament to our student-athletes, coaches and support staff. The academic growth of our program over the past few years has been compelling.” Every women’s varsity team posted above the departmental Spring GPA of 3.089 with women’s golf leading the way with a 3.579 team GPA. On the men’s side, five of the eight teams posted a 3.0 or above. Men’s cross country edged out men’s tennis by .100 to finish in the top spot with a 3.656 team average.
Seventeen of 18 teams posted a cumulative GPA higher than the celebrated 2014 spring departmental GPA of 2.865, which is an example of the student-athletes’ dedication to academics over the last four years. In the spring of 2015, 49.39 percent of the 409 student-athletes posted a 3.0+ GPA. In 2017, 62.20 percent of the 412 student-athletes posted a 3.0+ GPA, and for the second consecutive spring, more than 50 percent of both the men and women posted above a 3.0 GPA.
“We are proud to celebrate our student-athletes success in the classroom by earning above a 3.0 GPA for the fourth-consecutive semester,” said Eric Coleman, FAU’s Director of the Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence and Associate AD. “Our expectation is for FAU student-athletes to earn a ‘B’ or better in all their classes and currently 62% of our students have met or exceeded that expectation.”
In total, 255 student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or above, which is 62.20 percent of the Owls. The Spring 2017 President’s List saw 19 student-athletes honored while 32 were members of their respective college’s Dean’s List. FAU honored 18 student-athletes at the December 2016 graduation and 49 moved the mortarboard tassel in the spring of 2017.
Fourth consecutive semester with a GPA of 3.0 or above Department overall GPA of 3.089 18 Fall 2016 Graduates 49 Spring 2017 Graduates 12 women's teams posted a 3.0+ Five men's teams posted a 3.0+ Women's team with the highest GPA – Golf, 3.579 Third consecutive semester that every women's team posted a 3.0+ GPA Men's team with the highest GPA – Cross Country, 3.565 Winter/Spring C-USA All-Academic Team members: Gerdarius Troutman (men’s basketball), Alexis DeLisle (women’s swimming & diving), Bianca Biglione (women’s tennis), Ignacio Jimenez (men’s tennis), Alex Miller (softball), Austin Langham (baseball) President’s List (Student-Athletes with a 4.0 Semester GPA) - 19 Amanda Johnson (cheer), Nicole Romero (dance), Lachlan Shiver (men’s cross country), Eric DeKarski (men’s golf), Alexander Gitin (men’s tennis), Carly Scarborough (beach volleyball), Beth Shoaff (beach volleyball), Liza Weisman (women’s golf), Madison Caldwell (women’s soccer), Lucy Carter (women’s soccer), Mary Hasler (women’s soccer), Alex Mastrobuono (women’s soccer), Alex Maxson (women’s soccer), Devon Mark (women’s swimming & diving), Hannah Roper (women’s swimming & diving), Kelsey Witkay (women’s swimming & diving), Anne-Catherine Wasser (women’s track & cross country), Sigourney Kame (volleyball), Nathalie Rosado (volleyball)
Dean's List Members (3.0+/Upper 10% of respective college) - 32 Amanda Johnson (cheer), Nicole Romero (dance), Dante Cousart (football), Jordan Helm (football), Silver Saunders (football), Gerdarius Troutman (men’s basketball), Lachlan Shiver (men’s cross country), Eric DeKarski (men’s golf), Kristian Perry (men’s golf), Sully Zagerman (men’s golf), Luis Aranzazu (men’s soccer), Christian Williams (men’s soccer), Connor Hodges (men’s swimming & diving), Alexander Gitin (men’s tennis), Katelyn O’Reilly (women’s basketball), Nika Zyryanova (women’s basketball), Carly Scarborough (beach volleyball), Beth Shoaff (beach volleyball), Liza Weisman (women’s golf), Madison Caldwell (women’s soccer), Lucy Carter (women’s soccer), Mary Hasler (women’s soccer), Alex Mastrobuono (women’s soccer), Alex Maxson (women’s soccer), Devon Mark (women’s swimming & diving), Hannah Roper (women’s swimming & diving), Kelsey Witkay (women’s swimming & diving), Mikaela Jonsson (women’s track & cross country), Anne-Catherine Wasser (women’s track & cross country), Marcella DeVuono (volleyball), Sigourney Kame (volleyball), Nathalie Rosado (volleyball)
Spring 2017 FAU All-Academic (Student-athletes with a 3.0+ GPA) *Dean’s List, &President’s List
Baseball (19) Weston Clemente, Aldrich DeJongh, Andrew Jones, Sean Labsan, Gunnar Lambert, Austin Langham, Kyle Marman, Brad Mathiowetz, Chris Moore, Mark Nowatnick, Pedro Pages, Nick Prather, Esteban Puerta, Steven Revilla, Mike Ruff, Blake Sanderson, Jared Shouppe, Andru Summerall, Nick Swan
Football (46) Bryan Beck, Ean Biancardi, Jacoby Blackmon, Jack Breshears, James Brunson, Harrison Bryant, John Clancy, Jr., Abdias Corgelas, Dante Cousart *, Collin Dell, Jason Driskel, Ray Ellis, Roman Fernandez, Kevin Fiddis, Gerald Hearns, Jordan Helm *, Trey Hendrickson, Byers Hickmon, Chris Jones, Greg Joseph, Jake Lassiter, Kevin McCrary, Dominic Milanese, John Mitchell, Matt Murphy, Haiden Nagel, Jared Nourse, John Raine, Ryan Rickel, Silver Saunders *, Landon Scheer, Devin Singletary, Jakobi Smith, Sidney Smith IV, Hunter Snyder, Andrew Soroh, Jake Stewart, Jake Stoshak, Cameron Syblis, Lester Thomas AJ Turman, Jerrad Ward, Jay Warren, Matthew Weiner, Raekwon Williams, Richard Williams
Men’s Soccer (16) Luis Aranzazu *, Alvaro Campuzano, Daniel Del Rio, Jason Fitzgerald, Kyle Fries, Thomas Gallitz, Phillip Hitpass, Dylan Huber, Aaron Laranetto, Owen McCorkle, Elijah McDonald, Cameron Neal, Mehdi Rachidi, Daniel Ragoo, Oscar Salas, Christian Williams *
Softball (14) Fayth Davis, Christina Deibel, Katie Flanagan, Kylee Hanson, Samantha Lageyre, Alex Miller, Mia Olson, Madisyn Palmer, Amanda Peck, Delaney Rickey, Carolyn Rosa, Lauren Whitt, Sami Williams, Amanda Wilson
Women’s Soccer (20) Asta Arnadottir, Marli Batiste, Erica Burt, Madison Caldwell *&, Lucy Carter *&, Kelly Harris, Mary Hasler *&, Elisha Holmes, Sammy Lujan, Alex Mastrobuono *&, Alex Maxson *&, Jessica Monteiro, Jeffifer Ocampo, Mary O’Hara, Kelsey Parry, Maddie Pung, Meredith Roberts, Pernille Velta, Maddie Winch, Carolynn Wotring
Women’s Swimming (19) Shealyn Atkins, Rebecca Battles, Bridget Belcik, Lauren Beyer, Malvina Catalano Gonzaga, Alexis DeLisle, Melanie Doan, Kyleigh Firman, Bailey Grabenhorst, Holly Hopson, Brooke Johnson, Sharon Kok, Kiley Kuether, Devon Mark, *&, Lydia Musleh, Hannah Roper *&, Savannah Sawyers, Emily Summa, Kelsey Witkay *&
Women’s Track/Cross Country (22) Sophia Clark, Jala Elbiali, Johanna Freeman, Fasheba Funeus, Meagan Giddens, Jamika Glades, Bethany Hardcastle, Christina Humphries, Deja Jones, Mikaela Jonsson *, Erica Lersch, Sitia Martinez, Kelsey Meltzer, Christian Schultz, Chloe Sell, Cassidy Smith, Georgina Summers, Leah Thompson, Sherline Valentin, Anne-Catherine Wasser*&, Regina Wilkerson
Marcella DeVuono, Gabrielle Dixon, Cailea Gibbs, Emily Hise, Sigourney Kame *&, Sydney Riggs, Maja Ristic, Nathalie Rosado *&, Dena Tekavec, Kristi Tekavec, Genesis Viera, Brianne Wojciakowski, Jordan Yauch