Student-Athletes Post 19th Straight Semester with 3.00 Department GPA

By Jared Verner published February 3, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs student-athletes maintained a term grade point average above 3.00 for the 19th consecutive semester and 34 Mountain Lions earned a spot on the Dean's List or President's List for the Fall 2013 term. The academic success comes during another successful athletic season in the fall and winter teams.

The Mountain Lions put together a term GPA of 3.09, with women's golf leading the individual sport teams with a 3.32 team GPA. Agnes Arnadottir and James Roberts were both members of the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, and Ryder Tam won the RMAC Summit Award in men's soccer for the highest cumulative GPA at the conference championships.

On the field, five Mountain Lion fall teams were regionally or national ranked and the women's cross country team finished No. 20 at the national championships. In the winter sports, the men's basketball team is putting together one of its best seasons in program history, both indoor track and field teams have provisional qualifiers and women's basketball is in position to make the conference tournament for the third consecutive season.

UCCS Student-Athletes on President's List (4.00 GPA)

Student-Athlete Sport
Jake Campbell Men's Basketball
David Olson Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
Derek Tao Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
Austin Bell Men's Soccer
Nicole Gearhart Women's Basketball
Bailey Eppard Women's Cross Country / Track & Field
Sami Meyer Softball
Agnes Arnadottir Women's Soccer
Hannah Levett Women's Soccer

UCCS Student-Athetes on Dean's List (3.75-3.99 GPA)

Student-Athlete Sport
Ryan Doner Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
Seth Kolosso Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
Jacob Paterno Men's Cross Country / Track & Field
Dustin Dalzell Men's Golf
Zach Tripp Men's Golf
Mathew Cox Men's Soccer
David Duarte Men's Soccer
Justin Miller Men's Soccer
Daniel Oba Men's Soccer
Cort Searls Men's Soccer
Chris Myers Men's Track & Field
Ryder Tam Men's Cross Country / Track & field
Taylor Garcia Women's Basketball
Madison Gomer Women's Basketball
Shannon Kelly Women's Basketball
Hannah Kingsbury Women's Basketball
Melanie Diep Women's Cross Country / Track & Field
Heather Gentry Women's Cross Country / Track & Field
Makenzie Urban Women's Cross Country / Track & Field
Becca Needler Softball
Jess Freeze Women's Soccer
Kia Jeffords Women's Soccer
Annick Pearson Women's Sccer
Hannah Rather Women's Soccer
Heather Sanders Volleyball

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Jake CampbellJake Campbell5G/FSr.
Ryan DonerRyan DonerFr.
Seth KolossoSeth KolossoR-Fr.
David OlsonDavid OlsonR-Fr.
Jacob PaternoJacob PaternoFr.
Derek TaoDerek TaoFr.
Dustin DalzellDustin DalzellJr.
Zach Tripp Zach Tripp Jr.
Austin BellAustin Bell10F/MFJr.
Mathew CoxMathew Cox19F/MFJr.
David DuarteDavid Duarte2DFr.
Justin MillerJustin Miller11FJr.
Daniel ObaDaniel Oba18MFSo.
Cort SearlsCort Searls22MFFr.
Chris Myers Chris Myers SprintsSr. / Sr.
Ryder TamRyder TamJr.
Taylor GarciaTaylor Garcia34FFr.
Nicole GearhartNicole Gearhart40GFr.
Madison GomerMadison GomerGFr.
Shannon KellyShannon Kelly5GSo.
Hannnah KingsburyHannnah Kingsbury3GJr.
Melanie DiepMelanie DiepSo.
Bailey EppardBailey EppardFr.
Heather GentryHeather GentryFr.
Makenzie UrbanMakenzie UrbanFr.
Sami MeyerSami Meyer44IFFr.
Becca NeedlerBecca Needler9CSr.
Agnes ArnadottirAgnes Arnadottir22FSr.
Jess FreezeJess Freeze23MFFr.
Kia JeffordsKia Jeffords15DSr.
Hannah LevettHannah Levett18FJr.
Annick PearsonAnnick Pearson3DSo.
Hannah RatherHannah Rather7FJr.
Heather SandersHeather Sanders8DS/LSr.
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