July 14, 2010

AU Student-Athletes Excel with 3.37 Department-Wide GPA and 13 Perfect 4.0 GPAs in Spring 2010

American University student-athletes earned a 3.37 grade-point average in the Spring 2010 semester, which matches the highest single-semester GPA in program history since records began being kept in 1995. Additionally, 88 out of 235 total student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List, while 13 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPAs in the semester.

 “We take great pride in the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill. “This achievement highlights the dedication of our student-athletes in the classroom and the commitment of our coaches to the academic mission of the university.”

The 3.37 department-wide GPA for the term has been accomplished on two previous occasions (the Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters).

Thirteen student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2010 semester: Jasen Borshoff (wrestling, Kogod School of Business), Adam Brownstein (men’s soccer, School of Public Affairs), Friederike Engel (women’s soccer, College of Arts and Sciences), Rebecca Heath (volleyball, College of Arts and Sciences), Matt Makowski (men’s soccer, College of Arts and Sciences), Jessica Micciolo (track and field, College of Arts and Sciences), Daniel Mitchell (wrestling, Kogod School of Business), Eliza Morgan (lacrosse, Kogod School of Business), Nick Pitas (wrestling, College of Arts and Sciences), Alyssa Romano (lacrosse, School of Communications), Jenna Stasiewicz (women’s soccer, School of Communications), Emily Stovicek (field hockey, Kogod School of Business), and Jamie Tkach (swimming and diving, College of Arts and Sciences).

Additionally, 88 student-athletes have been recognized to the Spring 2010 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. AU’s 88 selections were a 26 percent increase from the Spring 2009 total.

This award marked the fourth consecutive year on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for six seniors: Jessie Entwistle (swimming and diving, College of Arts and Sciences), Gabriela Feibel (swimming and diving, College of Arts and Sciences), Michelle Holleran (swimming and diving, Kogod School of Business), Paige Romer (swimming and diving), Adela Smith (swimming and diving, School of Communications), and Greta Wicklund (track and field, School of International Service). Eleven other student-athletes became four-time PL Academic Honor Roll selections following the Fall 2009 semester.

To be eligible for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the Patriot League's championship sports in the spring semester.

To view a complete list of American's Spring 2010 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, click here.

Click on the following links to see the release for each of AU's winter/spring teams that participate in the Patriot League:
- Men’s Basketball (7 selections; most in PL)
- Women’s Basketball (7 selections)
- Lacrosse (16 selections)
- Swimming and Diving (32 selections)
- Track and Field (26 selections)

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