Cleveland, OH - Cleveland State student-athletes posted their 28thstraight semester surpassing a 3.00 cumulative grade point average during the fall 2020 semester, while also setting a new department record for cumulative point average.
The 330+ student-athletes combined to notch a record cumulative GPA of 3.465, which tops the previous record of 3.37, set in the spring of 2020. It also marks the fifth consecutive term Cleveland State student-athletes combined for above a 3.30 cumulative GPA and seventh straight semester compiling a 3.20 cumulative GPA.
The Vikings recorded a 3.586 semester GPA, which is the second-highest semester GPA in Cleveland State history.
“Congratulations to all of our Viking student-athletes on another outstanding academic semester,” said Director of Athletics Scott Garrett. “Thank you to Faculty Athletics Representative Rob Kleidman, Ph D., all of our coaches and support staff, and our excellent academics staff including Tyler Merillat, Winnie Lane and Meghan Sanniti for their continued efforts in making sure our student-athletes had the support they needed to successfully navigate another pandemic-impacted semester.”
For the second time in school history, all 18 of Cleveland State’s varsity programs posted a term GPA of at least a 3.00, led by volleyball’s department-high 3.86 GPA. Women’s tennis (3.84), women’s soccer (3.78), men’s tennis (3.77) and women’s fencing (3.72) all posted GPA’s of 3.70 or better. The Vikings’ 18 programs each posted a 3.00 GPA, or better, for the first time in school history during spring 2020.
196 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List, while 48 Vikings were named to the President’s List. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have at least a 3.25 GPA with a minimum of 12 graded credit hours, whereas the President’s List requires minimums of a 3.90 GPA and 15 graded credits.
Additionally, 57 student-athletesthat logged at least twelve graded credit hours, or completed the final courses required for their degree,earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Cleveland State Student-Athletes on the President’s List (48 Total)
Men’s Basketball: Ben Sternberg
Men’s Fencing: Travis Kroggel
Men’s Golf: Andrew Kaye
Men’s Lacrosse: Matt Humphreys, Carson Croy, Alexander Van Voorhis
Men’s Soccer: Jannis Schmidt
Men’s Swimming & Diving: Dominik Niedzialek, Timothy Kubacki, Austin Harper, Jack Krusinski, Jacob Cole
Men’s Tennis: Matthew Terry, Maxime Mareschal-Hay
Wrestling: Riley Smucker
Women’s Basketball: Taylah Levy
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field: Anna Brandt, Lauren Zawie, Kamryn Sharer, Kaelin Stahl
Women’s Fencing: Shelbie Seeberg, Ilyssa Freiburger, Maeve Kozak, Jessica Brei
Women’s Golf: Ashley Knight
Women’s Soccer: Helena Novatsidis, Cassidy Lewis, Rylee Bussen, McKenna Donahue, Lina Feltovich, Kierstin Clark, Maia Ransom, Madelyn Young
Women’s Softball: Taylor Duncan
Women’s Swimming & Diving: Erica Henrichsen, Irena Weclawiak, Hayley Rupp, Abigail Ramey, Emma Kerro, Rachel Contich, Jordan Stump
Women’s Volleyball: Halle Schoen, Audrey McConihe, Christina Grecol, Lydia Latimer, Keanna Avery, Sarah Green, Abby Miller
Cleveland State Student-Athletes on the Dean’s List (196 Total)
Men’s Basketball (8): Craig Beaudion, Aria Eskandari, Hugo Ferreira, Tre Gomillion, Chris Greene, Alec Oglesby, Jeremy Sanchez, Demetrius Terry
Men’s Fencing (9): Dante Centuori, William Waters, John Wenger, Ian Wu, Benjamin Olson, Paul DiVenti, Harry Hardman III, Mason Moskowitz, Jesse Ndjeka
Men’s Golf(4): Zach Robbins, Gunnar McCollins, David Laib, Mason Frazier
Men’s Lacrosse (37): Zachary Whitenack, Noah Gleeson, Quinn Lemke, Nicholas Wendel, Brandon Ruditz, Stephen Masi, Jacob Humphreys, Jason Sullivan, Michael Wilson, Matthew Manfredi, Tristan Hanna, Michael Harris, Derek Radke, Jared Stepka, Nicholas Polydoras, Adam Clark, Justin Miller, Zachary Galovich, Giles Andrews III, Ian McKissick, Colin Willis, Charles Williams, Brendan Sigurdson, Connor Zwagerman, Oisin McTigue, Kevin Sobey, Drew Harder, Connor Kernan, Grayson Dague, Robert Brazanskas, Jonathan Sokolowski, Gannon Matthews, Andrew Regala, Shane Tesler, Amiri Austin, Theodore Becker, Zackary Tower
Men’s Soccer (13): Nicholas McCausland, Thomas M’Barek, Ryan Kolonick, Parker Csiszar, Pablo Kawecki, Michael Kelly, Joshua Davis, Jacob Weissman, Juilan Pellegrini, Michael Neumann Jr., Niklas Nannt, Bojan Kolevski, Frederic Heitzer
Men’s Tennis (4): Jack Santilli, Luke Phillips, Juandedios Abboud, Austin Staiger
Men’s Wrestling (13): Nico O’Dor, Benjamin Smith, Logan Heil, Jake Manley, Daniel Bucknavich, Caleb Graber, Daniel Patten, DeAndre Nassar, Pino Dipierro, Ryan Granger, Gabriel Phillips, Cruz Alexander, Marcus Robinson
Women’s Basketball (10): Dana DeGraffenreid, Nadia Dumas, Isabella Geraci, Isabella Gradwell, Meghan Kenefick, Destiny Leo, Elie Smith, Julia Hintz, Mariah White, Barbara Zieniewska
Women’s Fencing (4): Dorian Pichola, Claire Maltman, Mira Vanderlinden, Gwendolyn Nelson
Women’s Golf (3): Madison Butler, Averi Hanna, Lexi Knight
Women’s Soccer (19): Allison Martin, Essence Canady, Meredith Hansen, Grace Grant, Aubrey Bechter, Ja’Maya Ward, Anne Jackson, Abigail Major, Grace Krosky, Courtney Coholich, Mollie McGuire, Abigail McKeown, Elizabeth Harper, Maria Bashardoust, Elena Gutlove, Miranda Thomas, Isabella Ceepo, Kathryn Ramicone, Shelby O”Leary
Women’s Softball (7): Valeri Broschk, Sydney Bajusz, Paige Hartley, Gabriella Shackelford, Kaelin Ettinger, Jenna Deang, Jenna Watts
Women’s Swimming & Diving (9): Alexis Kostelnik, Agnes Bahr, Abby Allison, Caroline Hughes, Sule van der Merwe, Sophia Davis, Ana Sousa, Kellsie Krisch, Emily Deitz
Women’s Tennis (5): Gabriela Schoenberg, Kateryna Avram, Klara Mrcela, Sian Payne, Selma Tounsi
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field (9): Deja Emmanus, Tylar Mixon, Julianne Dorothal, Caprece Conrad, Brooke Armbruster, Allison, Pankow, Margaret Smith, Kayla Zdanowicz, Shannon Wargo
Volleyball (10): Hannah Greene, Emily DeGeorge, Lindsey Tout, Katie Jorn, Chelsea Penfield, Peyton Bloomer, Caroline Kucia, Madalynn Butler, Ainslie McLaughlin, Samantha Snow
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