Led by 16 Bronco student-athletes who posted a 4.0 grade point average and four teams who achieved a 3.4 or higher, Santa Clara University's student-athletes recorded a 3.037 grade point average (GPA) for the Winter 2013 quarter, topping 3.0 or better for the 18th time in 19 quarters. Santa Clara's cumulative GPA for its student-athletes is 3.089.
In addition, 96 Bronco student-athletes achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher this quarter and 41 Bronco student-athletes have a 3.8 or higher quarter this GPA. There are 67 student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
"Led by our two academic service officers, Zoe Kranzler and Angela Munger, our Bronco student-athletes continue to do a fine job of succeeding academically. The coaches and staff should also be credited for continuing to create a culture of academic success - one that we are really proud of," said Santa Clara Athletic Director Dan Coonan.
The women's cross country team posted the highest GPA at 3.506 for the Winter 2013 quarter. It is the seventh time in eight quarters the women's team has led the women's side in term GPA. Women's cross country has the highest cumulative GPA at 3.509
The men's cross country team led the men's teams with a 3.244 GPA during the Winter 2013 quarter. It is the sixth straight quarter they have led the men's side. They also have the top cumulative GPA at 3.303 as well.
"Our team's continued academic success is a testament to the amazing learning environment fostered here at Santa Clara, and the tremendous work ethic and pride our athletes take in always trying to achieve their personal best, be it on the track or in the classroom," said Bronco head cross country and track coach Felipe Montoro.
Eleven Bronco programs posted a 3.0 GPA or higher for the Winter 2013 quarter, with six teams posting a 3.2 GPA or higher for the Winter 2013 quarter. In addition, 11 teams have a 3.0 GPA or better for their cumulative GPA.
The 11 teams who posted a 3.0 or better GPA for the Winter 2013 quarter include: men's cross country, men's track, men's tennis, women's rowing, women's cross country, women's golf, women's track, women's soccer, women's tennis, volleyball and women's water polo.
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