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Santa Clara Athletics Shines in the Classroom

Santa Clara Athletics Shines in the Classroom

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After another successful year of competition, Santa Clara student-athletes also had success in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year.

Juniors Natalie Kennedy of women's soccer and Anna McCreadie of volleyball maintained their 4.0 GPAs while eight others sit above 3.9. Ninety-eight have at least a 3.5.

Women's golf has the highest team GPA at 3.51 with men's cross country's 3.31 being the highest for a men's team. A total of 18 out of 20 teams have a GPA over 3.0.

During the spring quarter, a total of 39 student-athletes earned a 4.0 with a 137 having a GPA over 3.5. The winter saw 29 post a 4.0 with 170 higher than 3.5 and in the fall, 34 had a 4.0 and 176 were above 3.5.

Santa Clara had six teams score a 1,000 on the APR. Men's golf, softball, women's cross country, women's track, women's golf, and women's tennis were the teams to register a perfect score.

The six teams, along with beach volleyball, also earned public recognition by finishing in the top 10-percent.

It is the eighth year in a row earning public recognition for men's golf, the seventh for women's golf, sixth for women's cross country, fifth for women's tennis fourth for softball, and third for men's golf and beach volleyball.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete during the school year. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

This APR is based on data submitted by the institution for the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 academic years.

Santa Clara had a total of 159 student-athletes honored on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

The conference recognizes those in three separate categories based on cumulative grade-point average at the end of 2018-19:

4.00-3.75 - Gold Honors
3.74-3.50 - Silver Honors
3.49-3.00 - Bronze Honors

The Broncos had 33 gold recipients, 38 silver and 88 bronze.

Four student-athletes were honored as Hackworth Fellows by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics for the 2019-20 academic year.

Sahil Sagar, who will also be the ASG student body president, of men's rowing is majoring in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship.

Shane Hughes of men's water polo is majoring in political science and entrepreneurship. He is a two-time WWPA All-Academic selection.

Delaney Nothaft of women's tennis is a communication major with a minor in philosophy.

Khiely Jackson is on the track and cross country teams and is majoring in ethnic studies and public health science.

The goal of the program is to have Fellows engage more deeply with the application of ethics to a topic of concrete concern, to complete an important project related to that concern, and to grow as an ethical leader. In order to pursue this goal, Fellows are expected either to develop their own programs in an area of interest to them or to work with existing programs at the Ethics Center. These programs can be on as wide a range of topics and use as wide a range of methods as are of interest to each fellow.  

The Fellowships are for the duration of senior year and have a stipend of $4,000.

The Hackworth Fellowships are supported by a gift from Joan and the late Michael Hackworth.

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