Springfield, Mass. — September 15, 2014 — The Springfield College women's gymnastics team was recently honored for its success in the classroom by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (the NACGC/W). The Pride recorded the 31st-highest team grade point average in the country last year (all divisions included) as it finished with a GPA of 3.3784.
Of the approximately 100 collegiate women's gymnastics teams listed by the NCAA, Springfield placed 31st nationally in the 2013-2014 GPA rankings.
Springfield also had eight members of its team among the more than 400 who earned Scholastic All-America status as a result of attaining a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the year.
The eight included Lauren Pocius (Wallingford, Conn.) with a 3.90 GPA, Rachel Mattison (Andover, Mass.) with a 3.89 GPA, Abby Clark (Holderness, N.H.) with a 3.78 GPA, Merideth Moreau (Attleboro, Mass.) and Sarah Perry (Collinsville, Ill.) both finished with a 3.73 GPA, while Kelsey Price (Plymouth, Mass.) posted a 3.68 GPA, Jennifer Habeeb (Peabody, Mass.) had a 3.62 and Keelin O'Connell (Pembroke, Mass.) recorded a 3.52 in her final semester at Springfield College.
Out of all of the teams in the New England region, just three teams finished ahead of Springfield, including Brown (3.6306), Yale (3.4114) and Southern Connecticut State University (3.4000).