3.17 Cumulative GPA a Miami Record
Miami's 2012 spring graduates

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June 11, 2012

OXFORD, Ohio - During the recently completed 2012 spring semester, Miami University's student-athletes recorded an all-time best cumulative 3.17 grade-point average.

Three-hundred-thirty-two of 518 Miami student-athletes recorded at least "B" averages during the spring semester and 23 of them compiled perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

Led by the women's cross country team's combined 3.64 GPA, the cumulative GPA average of all RedHawk athletes topped the previous single-semester record of 3.16, recording during the 2011 fall semester. Nearly 85 percent of Miami's athletes had GPAs of at least 2.5.

Thirteen of Miami's 18 varsity teams--four men's and nine women's squads--registered at least a 3.06 team GPA, while four other teams had average GPAs ranging from 2.80 to 2.94.

Nine of the RedHawk teams--volleyball, women's basketball, field hockey, soccer, synchronized skating, men's swimming & diving, golf, football and men's basketball--all improved their respective team GPAs from fall 2011 to spring 2012.

Miami's academic performances by team (number of athletes):

1) 3.65 GPA by Women's Volleyball (14)

2) 3.56 GPA by Women's Cross Country (19)

3) 3.41 GPA by Women's Track & Field (49)

4) 3.40 GPA by Women's Swimming & Diving (41)

5) 3.32 GPA by Women's Basketball (13)

    3.32 GPA by Women's Field Hockey (20)

7) 3.30 GPA by Women's Soccer (29)

8) 3.27 GPA by Women's Synchronized Skating (53)

9) 3.23 GPA by Women's Tennis (11)

10) 3.21 GPA by Men's Cross Country (11)

11) 3.15 GPA by Men's Swimming & Diving (29)

12) 3.12 GPA by Men's Golf (7)

13) 3.06 GPA by Men's Track & Field (34)

14) 2.94 GPA by Women's Softball (21)

15) 2.92 GPA by Men's Baseball (37)

16) 2.90 GPA by Men's Ice Hockey (26)

17) 2.80 GPA by Men's Football (92)

18) 2.63 GPA by Men's Basketball (12)


A total of seven student-athletes compiled perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters. The list includes Alex Chitwood (Carmel, IN - women's cross country/track & field), Cynthia Donovan (Cincinnati, OH - women's swimming & diving, Courtney Larson (Columbus, IN - women's basketball), Lauren McHenry (Raleigh, NC - synchronized skating), Kelley Miller (Dublin, OH - women's cross country and track & field), Sarah Tirrell (North Canton, OH - women's cross country and track & field), and Lisa Werwinski (Canton, OH - women's swimming & diving).

The complete list of Miami's 23 student-athletes who compiled perfect 4.0 GPAs during the spring semester:

Kristen Bortke (Bismarck, ND), synchronized skating

Jenna Caylor (Dayton, OH), volleyball

Alex Chitwood (Carmel, IN), women's cross country and track & field

Cynthia Donovan (Cincinnati, OH), women's swimming & diving

Brian Gallagher (Westlake, OH), men's cross country and track & field

Jordan Goffena (Sidney, OH), men's track & field

Hendrieka Honiball (Windhoek, Namibia), women's tennis

Jessica Hoover (Hilliard, OH), women's track & field

Mason Krysinski (Shelby Twp., MI), football

Anna Lamb (Granville, OH), women's cross country and track & field

Courtney Larson (Columbus, IN), women's basketball

Jordan Long (Lancaster, PA), field hockey

Ashley Malin (Mason, OH), synchronized skating

Kelsey Mallon (Wheaton, IL), women's swimming & diving

Matthew Marol (Evanston, IL), men's cross country and track & field

Lauren McHenry (Raleigh, NC), synchronized skating

Kelley Miller (Dublin, OH), women's cross country and track & field

Julianne Parece (North Reading, MA), synchronized skating

Margaret Riley (St. Louis, MO), volleyball

Michaela Scott (St. Charles, IL), women's swimming & diving

Sarah Tirrell (North Canton, OH), women's cross country and track & field

Lisa Werwinski (Canton, OH), women's swimming & diving

Courtney Zanotti (North Royalton, OH), soccer