January 28, 2014

Bronco Cross Country Teams Lead All Student-Athletes To 20th 3.0 Or Better In 21 Quarters

With 15 Bronco student-athletes achieving a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) and 16 of the 19 Bronco teams scoring a 3.0 term GPA or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.086 grade point average (GPA) for the Fall 2013 quarter.  They also topped 3.0 or better for the 20th time in 21 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.055.  

In addition, 96 of the 350 Bronco student-athletes achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher in the Fall 2013 quarter with 33 Bronco student-athletes collecting a 3.8 GPA or higher. After the Fall 2013 quarter, there are 63 student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

"Congratulations to all of the student-athletes for continuing to get it done in the classroom.  We are so proud of their academic achievements.  I applaud the culture of academic performance put in place by our coaches, and by our academic services staff, Zoe Kranzler and Angela Munger," said Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan.  

The women's cross country posted the highest GPA at 3.354 for the Fall 2013 quarter.  Women's cross country has the highest cumulative GPA at 3.433.

The men's cross country team led the men's teams with a 3.275 GPA during the Fall 2013 quarter.  It is the eighth straight quarter they have led the men's side.  They also have the top cumulative GPA at 3.349.

"We're once again very proud of our teams efforts in the classroom," said Bronco head cross country and track coach Felipe Montoro.  "Our student-athletes exemplify the SCU mission of educating the whole person.  They are successful in so many ways."

Sixteen Bronco programs posted a 3.0 GPA or higher for the Fall 2013 quarter, with 10 teams posting a 3.1 GPA or higher for the Spring 2013 quarter. In addition, 15 teams have a 3.0 GPA or better as their cumulative GPA.

The 16 teams who posted a 3.0 or better GPA for the Fall 2013 quarter include: baseball, men's cross country, men's rowing, men's golf, men's track, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's golf, women's rowing, women's cross country, women's track, softball, women's soccer, women's tennis, volleyball and women's water polo.