UCCS student-athletes end year strong in classroom and competition

UCCS student-athletes maintained a fall 2015 term grade point average of 3.12, extending the streak of semesters with a 3.0 or better grade point average to 23, according to the Office of Admissions and Records.

A total of 40 Mountain Lion student-athletes earned grade point averages in excess of 3.75 and places on either the Dean’s or President’s honor lists.

UCCS student-athletes have collectively posted a GPA greater than 3.00 for every semester since fall 2004. Thirteen student-athletes finished the semester with a perfect 4.0 for President’s List honors, and another 27 had a term GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 for a spot on the Dean’s List. Kim Catlett was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year in volleyball and fall sports recorded five RMAC All-Academic First Team selections and another 26 RMAC Honor Roll awards.

In competition, men’s golf earned its 12th RMAC championship and the 17th in any sport at UCCS in the conference regular season. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball each qualified for the RMAC Tournament, women’s soccer reached the conference semifinals for the first time in program history. Men’s and women’s cross country both finished fifth at the RMAC Championships and women’s golf finished fourth at the RMAC North event in September.

UCCS President’s List (4.00 Semester GPA)

Name Sport
David Higgins Men’s Cross Country / Track & Field
David Duarte Men’s Soccer
Zach Egeler Men’s Soccer
Shannon Kelly Women’s Basketball
Maria Haas Women’s Basketabll
Melanie Diep Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Michaela Mansfield Women’s Soccer
Dana Shellhorn Women’s Soccer
Paige Von Bank Women’s Soccer
Evelina Hellgren Women’s Soccer
Christina Mandico Volleyball
Natasha Habert Volleyball
Alex Darwin Women’s Golf

UCCS Dean’s List (3.75-3.99 Semester GPA)

Name Sport
Ryan Doner Men’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Derek Tao Men’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Zach Tripp Men’s Golf
Chris Welch Men’s Soccer
Cort Searls Men’s Soccer
Josh Berntsson Men’s Soccer
Cal Franze Men’s Soccer
Blake Barnes Men’s Soccer
Peter Vogrin Men’s Soccer
Joey Sale Women’s Basketball
Alyssa Wendt Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Natalie Polei Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Sam Bauer Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Claire Nibbe Softball
Nikki Hoffman Softball
Whitney Weber Softball
Leigh Lancaster Softball
Brooke Tominello Women’s Soccer
Grace Ramsden Women’s Soccer
Jess Freeze Women’s Soccer
Bailee Jameson Women’s Soccer
Amber Lamdin Women’s Soccer
Cheyenne Brown Women’s Soccer
Hayley Gillen Women’s Track & Field
Cassidy Bush Volleyball
Alyssa Brinton Volleyball
Kim Catlett Volleyball

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