Springfield, Mass. - July 19, 2017 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics program was recently recognized for its impressive work in the classroom, as the Pride finished 10th overall in the National Academic Team Championship standings, announced by the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) earlier this week.
As a team, the Pride totaled a 3.047 cumulative grade point average and placed above such institutions like Ohio State, Michigan, and Iowa.
Nine student-athletes were individually recognized by the CGA, as they were each named All-America Scholar Athletes, and represented eight different majors at Springfield College . Of the nine honorees, one student-athlete as named a First Team All-America Scholar Athlete for posting a GPA of 3.5 or better, while eight were named to the Second Team for posting GPA's over 3.2.
Leading the way for the Pride was Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.), who registered GPA of over 3.90. Earning second-team honors included Phil Ordonez (Jacksonville, Fla.), who posted a GPA above 3.40, while Kieran Serrata (Holbrook, N.Y.), Dan Terrano (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), and Luke Wilcox (Eden, N.Y.) each had GPA's over 3.30. Additionally, Drew Carter (Jacksonville, Fla.), Nick Cramer (Lincoln, Neb.), Nick Jama (Westfield, Mass.), and Joshua Dieker (Oviedo, Fla.) all totaled GPA's over a 3.20.
Springfield currently ranks second all-time amongst all men's gymnastics programs in the country with 124 First-Team Scholar All-Americans, and 47 Second-Team Scholar All-Americans.