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Record-breaking fall semester for Gonzaga student-athletes

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

Gonzaga  guard Geno Crandall  heads to the basket during the second half against Texas Southern on  Nov. 10  in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall heads to the basket during the second half against Texas Southern on Nov. 10 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga student-athletes posted a fall semester cumulative grade-point average of 3.35, and they managed to set a few records along the way.

The 159 student-athletes earning President’s List (3.85 GPA or higher) or Dean’s List honors (3.5-3.84) is a department record. There were 63 on the President’s List, also a department record, including 20 with 4.0 GPAs.

It marks the sixth consecutive semester the department has posted a GPA of at least 3.35.

Gonzaga volleyball led all teams with a program-record 3.64 GPA, just in front of women’s tennis (3.63). Women’s cross country posted a 3.6 with a department-leading 12 on the President’s List.

The men’s basketball team’s 3.31 GPA is the best in program history. Grad transfer Geno Crandall had a 4.0 in his first semester and five other Zags earned GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

Student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA: Jace VanDeBrake, baseball; Geno Crandall, men’s basketball; Gianna Bacher, Kelly Gilbert, Morgan Greene, Jordan McPhee, Emma Morris and Brazee Smith, women’s cross country; Matt Ruel, men’s golf; Ana Delucchi, Olivia Lada and Georgina Royse, women’s rowing; Toby Holstein and Ben Willis, men’s soccer; McKenna Ferrera, women’s soccer; Kyle Everly and Simon Homedes Dualde, men’s tennis; Sara Komer, women’s tennis. Perry Ramsey and Gretchen Rudel, volleyball.

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