July 10, 2012

Record Number of Bronco Student-Athletes Named to 11th Annual WCC Commissioner's List

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Continuing to show its one of the leaders among West Coast schools in the classroom, a record number 124 Bronco student-athletes have been named to the 11th annual West Coast Conference Commissioner’s List this year, besting last year's mark of 122.  Santa Clara had 23 on the Gold list, 35 on the Silver list and 58 on the Bronze list.  Proving its making bigger strides in the classroom, Santa Clara had three more on the Gold list this year and 14 more on the Silver list.

Santa Clara's student-athletes recorded the second-highest term GPA during the Spring 2012 quarter as well with a 3.114. 

For the fourth consecutive year, the record has been broken as 1,093 student-athletes were honored for possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale by the WCC’s nine member schools.  Last year, 935 student-athletes garnered honors in the 2010-11 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

"I would like to congratulate the more than one thousand student-athletes who earned their place on this year's West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "Our member institutions are committed to assisting their student-athletes in reaching their highest potential, and breaking the record for number of student-athletes awarded this honor for the fourth year in a row is a testament to that dedication." 

Only grades earned at WCC institutions may be used in calculating the grade point average for this award. To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must meet the following requirements:  

1) Individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year.  

2) The cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be based on a 4.0 scale.  

3) The individuals must have successfully completed an average of at least 12 graded credit hours (non pass-fail hours) per term.  

The conference recognizes those on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll in three separate categories:  

4.00-3.75 - Gold Honors 

3.74-3.50 - Silver Honors 

3.49-3.00 - Bronze Honors