© Matt Ewasko/Southeast Missouri State University

Stanford, Calif., Aug. 4, 2009 – The National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) recently announced that Southeast Missouri State University earned the National Academic Team Championship again with a 3.9124 composite team GPA, bolstered by 14 athletes with perfect 4.0s for the year. Perennial team contender Southern Utah University was second with a 3.68 and Michigan State University was third with a 3.65. A total of 67 student-athletes earned 4.0 GPAs for the 2009 academic year and 428 earned Scholastic All America status as a result of GPAs of 3.5 or better for the year.

The top 15 teams are:

  1. Southeast Missouri State University, 3.91
  2. Southern Utah Univeristy, 3.68
  3. Michigan State University, 3.65
  4. University of Alabama, 3.56
  5. Hamline University, 3.548
  6. Winona State University, 3.545
  7. University of Minnesota, 3.52
  8. Eastern Michigan University, 3.51
  9. Ithaca College, 3.47
  10. Brown University, 3.451
  11. University of Denver 3.449
  12. Stanford University, 3.448
  13. University of Missouri, 3.4457
  14. University of California-Davis, 3.4447
  15. Springfield College, 3.434

The NACGC/W is the national association for women’s collegiate gymnastics coaches. The association seeks to actively manage and develop the sport of women’s gymnastics at the collegiate level and works with the NCAA and USA Gymnastics to provide the best possible experience for student-athletes.