CGA names men's 2013 Academic Team champs, All-America scholar athletes
posted on 08/05/2013

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Aug. 2, 2013 – The Stanford University men's gymnastics team combined for an outstanding 3.445 grade point average to claim the College Gymnastics Association's national academic team title. Defending champion College of William and Mary finished second with a 3.397 team grade point average while Temple University finished third. Springfield College and U.S. Naval Academy finished fourth and fifth, respectively. The University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois-Champaign, and Pennsylvania State University rounded out the top 10.

The CGA's top 10 academic teams are:

  1. Stanford — 3.445
  2. William and Mary - 3.397
  3. Temple — 3.352
  4. Springfield — 3.304
  5. Navy — 3.169
  6. Nebraska — 3.164
  7. Michigan — 3.147
  8. Minnesota — 3.115
  9. Illinois-Champaign — 3.111
  10. Penn State — 3.068
Honorable Mention: Ohio State University, U.S. Military Academy, Illinois-Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Oklahoma, and U.S. Air Force Academy.

The College Gymnastics Association has also honored 88 individual gymnasts as 2013 first team All-America Scholar-Athletes for attaining at least a 3.50 grade point average and 45 second team All-American Scholar-Athletes for attaining a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.499. Eight gymnasts have been designated first team Academic All-American Scholar-Athletes for all four years of their eligibility by the College Gymnastics Association: Alex Tighe, Brett Statman, and Taylor Branna from Temple, James Pezzino and Joseph Carlson from Springfield, Scott Rosenthal from Penn State, Gabe Alvarado from Stanford, and Gregory Fearnley from Army.

The 88 first team All-American Scholar-Athletes are:

  • 4.0 grade point average: Joshua Steves, Navy; Brett Statman, Temple; Nathan Fortunato, Minnesota; Taylor Brana, Temple; Quazi Caesar, Michigan; Assaf Zoor, Temple; Dylan Akers, Oklahoma; and Alexander Tighe, Temple.

  • 3.90-3.999 grade point average: Eric Schryver, Nebraska; Jonathan Zirna, Springfield; Michael Newburger, Ohio State; Ethan Lottman, Nebraska; Josh Ungar, Nebraska; James Okamoto, Air Force; Jonathan Deaton, Stanford; Michael Levy, Stanford; Connor Westrick, Navy; James Pezzino, Springfield; and Adrian Evans, Penn State.

  • 3.80-3.899 grade point average: Sam Patterson, William and Mary; Ryan Irick, Nebraska; Scott Rosenthal, Penn State; Alex Varga, Illinois-Champaign; Jack Metcalf, Minnesota; Brian Knott, Stanford; Christopher Jost, Springfield; Gabe Alvarado, Stanford; Connor Venrick, Army; Jeffrey White, Springfield; David Frick, Navy; Joseph Peters, Illinois-Champaign; Daniel Potemski, William and Mary; and Patrick Ryther, Springfield.

  • 3.70-3.799 grade point average: Javier Balboa, Iowa; Conor Galvin, Springfield; Andrew Grabowski, Springfield; Joseph Carlson, Springfield; Kevin Miner, Springfield; Blaize Monks, Ohio State; Mark Ringle, Nebraska; Spencer Smith, Minnesota; CJ Schoaf, Nebraska; Brian Cogan, Springfield; Felix Aronovich, Penn State; Dennis Zaremski, Stanford; Austin Gandy, California; Neal Courter, William and Mary; Kevin Tran, California; Zachery Aguiar, Temple; Peter Ten Eyck, William and Mary; and Cameron Rogers, Illinois-Champaign.

  • 3.60-3.699 grade point average: Landon Funiciello, William and Mary; Lukasz Adamczyk, Illinois-Chicago; Aronne Schottstaedt, Michigan; Michael Wilner, Illinois-Champaign; Ethan Jose, Oklahoma; Evan Burke, Temple; Vincent Smurro, Illinois-Champaign; Charles Baldi, Temple; Mike Bittner, Temple; Tanner Dowell, California; Wyatt Baier, Nebraska; Derek Taranto, Springfield; Todd Becker, Iowa; Gregory Fearnley, Army; Ryan Ponce, Springfield; Miles Parker Raque, Penn State; and Jason Gaides, Illinois-Chicago.

  • 3.50-3.599 grade point average: Garrek Hojan-Clark, Army; Jesse Glenn, Army; David Ishida, Illinois-Chicago; Eric Poletti, Navy; James Henin, Springfield; Keaton Ackerman, William and Mary; Adam Avant, William and Mary; Stanton Rehkemper, Oklahoma; Dashiell Sears, Temple; Kris Yeager, William and Mary; Jordan Nolff, Stanford; Tim Lebbossiere, Springfield; Larry Martin, Ohio State; Matthew Freeman, Michigan; Ingvar Jochumsson, Penn State; Rohan Sebastian, Michigan; Nolan Novak, Michigan; Sean Bauer, Minnesota; James Fosco, Stanford, and Preston Ellsworth, Oklahoma.

The 45 second team All-American Scholar-Athletes are:
  • 3.40-3.499 grade point average: Daniel Zerbel, Illinois-Chicago; John Scallon, Minnesota; Ryan Patterson, California; Patrick Hanley, Springfield; Taylor Harrower, Michigan; Andrew Potts, Navy; Chris Turner, Stanford; Scott Haddaway, Temple; Justin Morinishi, Minnesota; and Jason Wang, William and Mary.

  • 3.30-3.399 grade point average: Adam Kern, Minnesota; Preston Gall, Penn State; Michael Deitz, William and Mary; James Jindra; William and Mary; Donovan Arndt, Nebraska; Konner Ackerman, Michigan; Maximilian Mayr, Illinois-Champaign; Malcomb Brown, Illinois-Champaign; Nicholas Owen, Air Force; Kip Webber, Army; Nicholas Fettinger, Army; Anton Gryshayev, Iowa; Josh Wokurka, Minnesota; John Laing, Ohio State; David Frankl, Stanford; Dylan James, Michigan; Cameron Foreman, Stanford; Sean Senters, Stanford; Anthony Beck, Penn State; Logan Bradley, Illinois-Champaign; and Alec Robin, Oklahoma.

  • 3.20-3.299 grade point average: Andrew House, Nebraska; Andrew Margolis, Illinois-Champaign; Paul Hichwa, Stanford; Kevin Baker, Stanford; Matthew Chelberg, Penn State; Travis Burke, Illinois-Chicago; Jacob Tilsley, Illinois-Champaign; Kevin Wolting, California; John Leonard, Temple; Cole Smith, Illinois-Champaign; Craig Hernandez, Penn State; Steven Jaciuk, Minnesota; Gabriel Jolley, Nebraska; and Jared Breeden, Army.


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