Springfield, Mass. - July 19, 2018 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics program was recently recognized for its impressive work in the classroom, as the Pride finished seventh 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 3.252 cumulative grade point average and was ranked higher than schools such as Oklahoma, Navy, Michigan, California-Berkeley and Iowa. As a program, Springfield College has had a total of 181 student-athletes earn CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors, which is second all-time to William and Mary, which has 215. Of the 181, the Pride has had 132 First-Team recipients and 49 Second-Team honorees.
Twelve student-athletes were individually recognized by the CGA, as they were each named All-America Scholar Athletes, and represented nine different majors at Springfield College . Of the 12 honorees, 10 student-athletes were named First Team All-America Scholar Athletes for posting a GPA of 3.5 or better, while two were named to the Second Team for posting GPA's over 3.2. Last season, Springfield College had nine student-athletes recognized, with just one earning First Team honors.
Leading the way for the Pride was Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.) and Jeremy Vera (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who both earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages, while Trevor Lamberton (Willow Spring, N.C.) registered a GPA over 3.80. Posting a grade-point average higher than 3.70 was Joshua Dieker (Oviedo, Fla.) and Tyler Cole (North Kingstown, R.I.), while Sean Turtle (East Amherst, N.Y.), Phil Ordonez (Jacksonville, Fla.), Nathan Hughes (Prospect, Conn.) all produced a GPA higher than 3.60. Wrapping up the First Team was Matthew Koy (Parlin, N.J.) and Matthew DeGrandpre (Westfield, Mass.), who notched GPA's of over 3.50.