Led by 11 Bronco student-athletes who posted a 4.0 grade point average and two teams who achieved a 3.5 or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.060 grade point average (GPA) for the Fall 2012 quarter, topping 3.0 or better for the 17th time in 18 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.036.
In addition, 93 Bronco student-athletes achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher this quarter and 34 Bronco student-athletes have a 3.8 or higher quarter this GPA. There were 80 student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
"Our two academic service officers, Zoe Kranzler and Angela Munger, continue to do a fine job of aiding our programs efforts academically. The coaches and staff should also be credited for continuing to create a culture of academic success - one that we are really proud of," said Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan.
The men's cross country team led all Bronco teams with a 3.337 GPA during the Fall 2012 quarter. It is the fifth straight quarter they have led the men's side. They also have the top cumulative GPA at 3.332 as well.
On the women's side, the cross country team posted the highest GPA at 3.496 for the Fall 2012 quarter. It is the sixth time in seven quarters the women's team has led the women's side in term GPA. Women's cross country has the highest cumulative GPA at 3.524
"Our team's continued academic success is a testament to the amazing learning environment fostered here at Santa Clara, and the tremendous work ethic and pride our athletes take in always trying to achieve their personal best, be it on the track or in the classroom," said Bronco head cross country and track coach Felipe Montoro.
Eleven Bronco programs posted a 3.0 GPA or higher for the Fall 2012 quarter, with seven teams posting a 3.2 GPA or higher for the Fall 2012 quarter. In addition, 12 teams have a 3.0 GPA or better for their cumulative GPA.
The 11 teams who posted a 3.0 or better GPA for the Fall 2012 quarter include: men's cross country, men's crew, men's track, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's rowing, women's cross country, women's track, women's soccer, women's tennis and women's water polo.
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