Student-athletes at Youngstown State set numerous academic marks during the 2018 fall semester. Highlighting the achievements were 55 student-athletes who had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while the women's basketball team that had a school-record cumulative GPA for the semester.
YSU student-athletes finished the fall semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.17, tying for highest in the department's history, which was set in the spring of 2018. During the fall semester, 276 of 412 student-athletes (67 percent) had a GPA of 3.00 or above. The 276 student-athletes and the percentage set department bests.
Overall, 15 of YSU’s 17 sports had a cumulative GPA of 3.14 or higher. The women's basketball program had the best semester of any team in school history. The 13 members of the program had a combined for a cumulative GPA of 3.75. In the fall, five student-athletes had a 4.00 GPA while all 13 were above 3.00.
A group of 55 student-athletes had a semester-GPA of 4.00 while an impressive 27 carry a cumulative GPA of 4.00. The Penguins have now maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in 12 straight semesters dating back to the 2012 spring semester.
The volleyball team and men's golf program also had all of their student-athletes above 3.00 in the fall. Volleyball ranks second in the department with a 3.62 GPA while Soccer was third at 3.55. Soccer had an impressive fall as 26 of 27 student-athletes were above 3.0 for the semester. Women's tennis was fourth with a 3.53 cumulative GPA.
Men's golf had the highest GPA of the men's programs at 3.52 while men's tennis was second at 3.30.
Also of note, Football (62), Women's Track and Field (36), Men's Track and Field (27), Soccer (27) and Baseball (24) and had at least 24 student-athletes record 3.00 GPAs or better. Eleven women's track and field student-athletes had a 4.00 GPA while nine football student-athletes recorded perfect grades. Seven soccer student-athletes also had 3.00 GPAs.
Athletes to record 4.00 GPAs in the fall include: Steven D'Eusiano (baseball), Phillip Glasser (baseball), Jon Snyder (baseball), Alexis Sullivan (bowling), Imaan Hassim (tennis), Lucia Zagar (tennis), Bryan Kordupel (golf), Jason McQuown (golf), Evan Standohar (golf), Megan Creager (golf), Jenna Vivo (golf), Erin Kalahar (golf), Alex Deleon (softball), Adrianna Jarvis (softball), Sophia Patonis (softball), Melinda Trimmer (basketball), Sarah Cash (basketball), Mary Dunn (basketball), Chelsea Olson (basketball), Madison Mallory (basketball), Noe Anabir (basketball), Olamide Pedersen (basketball), Kyle Hegedus (football), Joe Alessi (football), James Wilson (football), Nick DeSalvo (football), Vinny Gentile (football), Derek Hite (football), Vitas Hrynkiewicz (football), Curtis Parks (football), Mark Schuler (football), Jordan Evans (soccer), Alex Haupt (soccer), Brittany Hoskins (soccer), Sydney Ossege (soccer), Shani Jefferson (soccer), Zeeyana Jivraj (soccer), Brittany McFall (soccer), Laurel Prokopchak (soccer), Derek Basinger (track and field), Jon Blackmon (track and field), James Nedrich (track and field), Chibuke Obinnakwelu (track and field), Kaitlyn Merwin (track and field), Jennifer Muhlenkamp (track and field), Kira Neef (track and field), Jasmine Smyles (track and field), Casey Zaitzew (track and field), Morgan Buckley (track and field), Natalie Fleming (track and field), Rachel Hart (track and field), Abby Jones (track and field), Denise Machamer (track and field), Hailey Puckett (track and field), Claire Vendemia (track and field).