SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University Athletics announces that the cumulative weighted grade point average for all student-athletes during the Spring 2020 semester is 3.39.
This is an improvement over the Fall 2020 Semester when the department combined for a 3.278 grade point average. In recent years, LSSU student-athletes have consistently shown improvement in their overall academic achievements, most notably highlighted by the upward trend in cumulative grade point average. During the 2018-19 academic year, the LSSU student-athletes garnered a 3.155 weighted GPA. The trend improves upon the 3.084 GPA in 2016-17 and 3.056 GPA in 2015-16.
For the second consecutive semester, women's tennis led the Lakers with the highest team grade point average as the team combined for a 3.678. Women's tennis compiled a 3.657 GPA in the fall. The women's cross country and women's track & field teams followed with a 3.606 GPA and a 3.53 GPA, respectively.
Hockey led all Laker men's sports with a team GPA of 3.484. The hockey team combined for back-to-back semesters of a 3.4 or higher grade point average.
The men's and women's golf teams have continued their streak of strong academic performances as both teams improved upon their fall totals. The women's team earned a 3.519 GPA during the spring semester while the men's team totaled a 3.457.
All 12 programs posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester.
Among the remaining sports, women's volleyball garnered a 3.388 GPA, men's cross country totaled a 3.284 GPA, men's tennis posted a 3.259 GPA and men's track & field earned a 3.14 GPA. The LSSU basketball teams, which include both varsity and jv programs, compiled a 3.378 GPA on the women's side and a 3.242 on the men's side.
"In a semester filled with challenges for our student-athletes, I am proud of their achievements academically," said Dr. David Paitson, Lake Superior State's Director of Athletics. "College athletes are known to be adaptable and I admire how they adjusted to an online classroom format. Not only did they adjust but did so in an impressive fashion, once again increasing the department's cumulative grade point average. With all 12 programs earning a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, I would like to also acknowledge and thank our coaches for their involvement in making sure their athletes stayed focused and supported throughout the semester."
On an individual level, 51 student-athletes were named to the Lake Superior State Dean's List as they recorded a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
The full list of Lake Superior State student-athletes who were named to the Dean's List is below: Alex Ambrosio (Hockey), Breanyl Baker (Track & Field), Leah Bell (Track & Field), Louis Boudon (Hockey), Ashton Calder (Hockey), Riley Collins (Track & Field), Sydney Danison (Women's Basketball), AlexiAnn Drouin (Women's Tennis), Rylee Eisenga (Volleyball), Justin Fischer (Men's Basketball), Kevin Garland (Track & Field), Riley Gilman (Women's Tennis), Halle Grulke (Volleyball), Madelin Harrod (Women's Tennis), Kye Heimonen (Track & Field), Mackenzie Kalchik (Women's Basketball), Emily Kalinowski (Volleyball), Naomi Keyte (Women's Golf), Nadege Koua (Women's Tennis), Rebecca Lathrop (Track & Field), Isaac Lennox (Men's Golf), Dustin Manz (Hockey), Caleb McCastle (Track & Field), Yuki Miura (Hockey), Miroslav Mucha (Hockey), Eileene Naniseni (Women's Basketball), Jacob Nordqvist (Hockey), Camdyn Odykirk (Volleyball), Kelly Olthof (Women's Basketball), Abigail Ostman (Women's Basketball), Sara Ostwald (Track & Field), Ryan Page (Men's Golf), Zander Park (Men's Golf), Jayden Perry (Men's Basketball), Seth Pinnoo (Men's Tennis), Claire Radtke (Women's Basketball), Mattison Rayman (Women's Basketball), Collin Saccoman (Hockey), Caitlyn Schumann (Track & Field), Alec Semandel (Hockey), Elizabeth Setsuda (Track & Field), Peter Shambaugh (Track & Field), Taylor Simoneau (Women's Golf), Alyshia Suleman (Women's Golf), Kyra Vezina (Volleyball), Rebecca Villaneuva (Women's Basketball), Kelly Walter (Volleyball), Katja Wilhelms (Volleyball), Madison Wilkie (Women's Golf), Bethany Wilson (Volleyball), Nadya Woodson (Track & Field).
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