KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University student athletes recorded the highest combined grade point average on record for the University during the fall semester. WMU athletic teams averaged a 3.19 grade point average during the past semester, with nine teams posting 3.25 or better.
The top five teams in terms of GPA this past semester boasted GPAs over 3.5 with gymnastics leading the way at 3.76. The men's tennis team led all men's programs at 3.53.
Top five team GPAs
- Gymnastics, 3.76
- Women's soccer, 3.66
- Cross country, 3.59
- Women's golf, 3.56
- Men's tennis, 3.53
An impressive 84.2 percent of all WMU student athletes had a 3.0 GPA or better during the past semester, with 144 earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher and 38 earning a perfect 4.0 semester GPA.
Fall semester 2012 4.0 student athletes
- Katlin Abbs, gymnastics, senior from Sturgis, Mich.
- Michelle Adams, gymnastics, sophomore from Fond du Lac, Wis.
- Jordan Anderson, track and field, sophomore from Union City, Mich.
- Kelsey Baskins, women's soccer, senior from Novi, Mich.
- Tia Billau, track and field, sophomore from Britton, Mich.
- Lauren Bledsoe, gymnastics, junior from Shelby Township, Mich.
- Andrew Cahn, men's tennis, freshman from West Bloomfield, Mich.
- Kelsey Carney, women's golf, sophomore from Jackson, Mich.
- Rachel Chaney, women's soccer, sophomore from Shelby Township, Mich.
- Adriano Deabreu, men's soccer, junior from Chatham, Ontario
- Brittany Domin, women's soccer, sophomore from Shelby Township, Mich.
- Ariana Donahue, women's soccer, sophomore from Lapeer, Mich.
- Lauren Fearday, women's soccer, junior from Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Raychel Figurski, track and field, freshman from Grandville, Mich.
- Alex Forsythe, track and field, junior from Dorr, Mich.
- Anna Goetz, women's tennis, freshman from Upper Steyr, Austria
- Elisha Handshoe, softball, senior from Wawaka, Ind.
- Kaylee Imel, women's golf, senior from Buffton, Ind.
- Nadin Indre, men's tennis, junior from Satu Mare, Romania
- Adam Jones, baseball, sophomore from Columbus, Ind.
- David Killip, hockey, sophomore from Kelowna, British Columbia
- Elizabeth Kos, track and field, freshman from Orland Park, Ill.
- Lindsey Lee, women's soccer, freshman from Midland, Mich.
- Oliver Mayer, men's soccer, senior from Aurora, Ill.
- Chelsie Noble, track and field, junior from Saline, Mich.
- Jordan Oesterle, hockey, sophomore from Dearborn Heights, Mich.
- Brittney Pavlica, women's soccer, senior from Kenosha, Wis.
- Megan Putnam, women's soccer, junior from Kalamazoo
- Nick Roach, football, freshman from Schererville, Ind.
- Derek Schrauben, men's soccer, redshirt junior from Lake Orion, Mich.
- Hope Spangler, women's soccer, junior from LaGrange, Ill.
- Nini Sujashvili, women's tennis, junior from Tbilisi in the country of Georgia
- Ross VanderPloeg, men's tennis, senior from Holland, Mich.
- Kayla Weber, gymnastics, freshman from Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Rachel Whitley, track and field, senior from Leroy, Mich.
- Lindsey Wienckowski, gymnastics, senior from Aurora, Ill.
- Sarah Wright, gymnastics, senior from Cabery, Ill.
- Stephenee Yancy, volleyball, freshman from Aroma Park, Ill.