YSU Student-Athletes Tie Highest Semester GPA Record During Spring

Chelsea Olson (Photo by Trevor Parks)
Chelsea Olson (Photo by Trevor Parks)

Student-athletes at Youngstown State are persistent to be both successful in their sport as well as in the classroom collecting a cumulative GPA of 3.17 for all student-athletes following the 2018 spring semester.

The cumulative GPA for all student-athletes ties the all-time high that was first received in the 2014 spring semester. Out of the 17 sports, 15 programs ended the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. 

As the spring 2018 semester came to a close, 50 student-athletes earned a semester GPA of 4.00 while eight maintain a cumulative GPA of 4.0. With a total of 377 total student-athletes on campus, 238 had a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and 235 had at least a GPA of 3.00 this spring semester. Overall, the athletes tied the all-time high of 63 percent of YSU’s 377 student-athletes own a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Over the past 11 straight semesters dating back to the 2012 spring semester, the Penguins have sustained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

The women’s basketball team posted a department-best having a cumulative GPA of 3.66 while the women’s golf team was in second place with a collective GPA of 3.65. Twelve sports had at least a GPA of 3.20 and 15 teams with at least a 3.04. With a cumulative GPA of 3.55, the men’s golf team received the highest of all men’s programs and all nine student-athletes recorded at least a cumulative 3.0 or higher.

In addition to the women’s basketball team receiving the highest cumulative GPA, they had all of their student-athletes on the roster record a cumulative 3.0 or higher this spring. The soccer team also had all of its 22 athletes receive a GPA of 3.0 or higher as well. Men’s track and field, baseball and women’s track and field all had 25 or more student-athletes record cumulative 3.0 GPA’s or higher. The women’s volleyball, women’s cross country and women’s golf teams had all but one of their student-athletes record a 3.0 or higher. The women’s tennis team had 6 of their 8 receive a GPA of 3.0 or higher as well as the men’s tennis team having 9 of their 12 record 3.0 or greater. The football program posted a 2.80 team GPA, the best academic semester in the team's history. 

The athletes to record a 4.00 GPA this spring semester include: Mary Dunn (Basketball), Morgan Olson (Basketball), Chelsea Olson (Basketball), Melinda Trimmer (Basketball), Kelley Wright (Basketball), Noe Anabir (Basketball), Katie Clement (Track & Field), Kira Neef (Track & Field), Morgan Buckley (Track & Field), Iva Domitrovich (Track & Field), Natalie Fleming (Track & Field), Rachel Hart (Track & Field), Abby Jones (Track & Field), Lakneesha Mathews (Track & Field), Jennifer Muhlenkamp (Track & Field/CC), Matt Monroe (Track & Field), James Nedrich (Track & Field/CC), Justin Hallapy (Golf), Dominic Carano (Golf), Megan Creager (Golf), Danielle Dadig (Softball), Stevie Taylor (Softball), Danylo Veremeichuk (Tennis), Imaan Hassim (Tennis), Noelly Nsimba (Tennis), Ana Stroe (Tennis), Ashley Dibble (Soccer), Alexandra Haupt (Soccer), Madison Hughes (Soccer), Shani Jefferson (Soccer), Courtney Lavin (Soccer), Marissa Martin (Soccer), Sophie McFarland (Soccer), Samantha Salatino (Soccer), Megan Stelpflug (Swimming & Diving), McKenzie Stelter (Swimming & Diving), Kolbrun Jonsdottir (Swimming & Diving), Jamie Leming (Swimming & Diving), Viktoria Orosz (Swimming & Diving), Tiphaine Saint-Gilles (Swimming & Diving), Justin Metzel (Football), Joe Alessi (Football), Ryan Emans (Football), Nathan Mays (Football), Samuel St. Surin (Football), Cole Newsome (Football), Lauren Blanco (Volleyball), Dana Borsz (Volleyball), Samantha Brown (Volleyball) and Erin Kalahar (Volleyball).