UCCS Ranked 36th in GPA

By Doug Fitzgerald published September 27, 2007

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team ranked No. 36 nationally in grade point average, the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association announced Thursday.

The Mountain Lions posted a cumulative GPA of 3.254.

Lindsay Shandera, Brianna Workman, Sarah Brisky, Cara Newlon and Nicole Link were all named academic all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Shandera was the RMAC Academic Player of the Year.

The UCCS Athletic Department as a whole had a cumulative GPA of 3.18, which was well above the overall student body GPA.

Division II
Rank, School, Head Coach, GPA
1, Grand Canyon University, Ann Pedersen, 3.633
2, Emporia State University, Kristi Bredbenner, 3.631
3, Lewis University, George DiMatteo, 3.570
4, Grand Valley State University, Doug Woods, 3.507
5, C.W. Post - Long Island University, Jamie Apicella, 3.490
6, University of Arkansas, Monticello, Alvy Early, 3.480
7, Barry University, Danielle Penner, 3.479
7, Wilmington College, Erin Harvey, 3.479
9, Valdosta State University, Thomas Macera, 3.471
10, Francis Marion University, Stacey Vallee, 3.470
11, Lynn University, Cherene Castillo, 3.446
12, Bentley College, Michele DeGregoris, 3.432
13, Caldwell College, Dean Johnson, 3.410
14, Wheeling Jesuit University, Stacey Schramm, 3.400
15, University of Central Missouri, Susan Anderson, 3.398
16, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Jennifer Banford, 3.388
17, Missouri Western State College, Jennifer Bagley, 3.383
18, University of California, San Diego, Patti Gerckens, 3.357
19, Regis University, Dana Lillard, 3.347
20, Adelphi University, Paige Smith, 3.345
21, Missouri Southern State University, Aron Potter, 3.330
22, Newberry College, Joe Elston, 3.323
23, West Chester University, Diane Lokey, 3.311
24, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Lori Meyer, 3.306
25, California University of Pennsylvania, Rick Bertagnolli, 3.304
26, Dixie State College, David Dwyer, 3.301
27, Limestone College, Jimmy Martin, 3.299
27, Wingate University, Michelle Caddigan, 3.299
29, Delta State University, David Kuhn, 3.296
30, Molloy College, Susan Cassidy-Lyke, 3.288
31, The University of Findlay , Ron Ammons, 3.287
32, Pace University, Claudia Stabile, 3.285
33, Rockhurst University, Galen Struve, 3.270
34, Wayne State University, Gary Bryce, 3.259
35, West Liberty State College, Herb Minch, 3.255
36, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Scott Peterson, 3.254
37, Bellarmine University, Renee Hicks, 3.242
38, Augustana College, Gretta Melsted, 3.241
39, Rollins College, Michelle Frew, 3.240
40, Saint Leo University, Christi Wade, 3.228
41, University of Central Oklahoma, Genny Stidham, 3.220
42, University of Missouri, Rolla, Don Kennedy, 3.210
43, Ferris State University, Keri Becker, 3.199
44, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Ron Faubion, 3.184
45, Nova Southeastern University, Lesa Bonee, 3.180
46, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Jeanne Scarpello, 3.177
47, Mount Olive College, Jaime Kylis-Higginbotham, 3.175
48, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Nikki Cothran, 3.161
49, Catawba College, Nan Whitley, 3.159
50, Abilene Christian University, Chantiel Wilson, 3.156
51, Henderson State University, Richie Bruister, 3.150
52, University of Southern Indiana , Sue Kunkle, 3.133
53, Seattle University, Dan Powers, 3.124
54, Northern Kentucky University, Kathy Stewart, 3.102
55, Florida Southern College, Chris Bellotto, 3.069
56, Tusculum College, Fred Gillum, 3.065
57, Georgian Court University, Jeffrey Franquet, 3.062
58, West Texas A&M University, Kevin Blaskowski, 3.050
59, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Callen Perreira, 3.038
60, St. Cloud State University, Paula U'Ren, 3.006
61, Mesa State College, Kristin Mort, 3.000

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera20IF/OFFr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSo.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BJr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSr.
Nicole LinkNicole Link00C/IFSo.
Nicole LinkNicole Link00C/IFSo.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
Cara NewlonCara Newlon11OFSo.
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