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Vikings Post 27th Straight Semester Above 3.00

Vikings Post 27th Straight Semester Above 3.00

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State student-athletes posted their 27th straight semester surpassing a 3.00 cumulative grade point average for the spring 2020 semester, while also setting a new department record for a term grade point average.

The Vikings combined to record a 3.37 cumulative grade point average, which marks the fourth consecutive term Cleveland State student-athletes combined for above a 3.30 cumulative GPA and the sixth straight semester compiling above a 3.20 cumulative GPA.  

The 330+ Cleveland State student-athletes also notched a new school record with a term GPA of 3.66 for the spring 2020 semester, topping the previous high of 3.313, which was set last semester in the fall of 2019. 

"The late semester transition to remote delivery of classes presented unprecedented circumstances and Viking student-athletes more than stepped up to take on the challenge," said Cleveland State Director of Athletics Scott Garrett. "We are incredibly proud to share our continued success in the classroom, with all 18 of our teams tallying a 3.00 GPA or better, while posting a new department record term GPA.  Thank you to our coaches, academic support staff, and to the administration, faculty and staff of Cleveland State University for ensuring that Viking student-athletes had all of the support necessary to successfully wrap up their academic work this semester."

For the first time in school history, all 18 of Cleveland State's varsity programs posted a term GPA of at least a 3.00, led by women's soccer's department-high 3.89 GPA. Volleyball (3.88), men's tennis (3.87), women's golf (3.86), women's tennis (3.85) and women's swimming and diving (3.84) all saw team GPA's of 3.80 or better.

155 student-athletes were named to the Dean's List, while 46 Vikings were named to the President's List. To be named to the Dean's List, students must have at least a 3.25 GPA with a minimum of 12 graded credit hours, whereas the President's List requires minimums of a 3.90 GPA and 15 graded credits. 

Additionally, 52 student-athletes that logged at least twelve graded credit hours, or completed the final courses required for their degree, earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. 

Prior to the University's spring commencement, which was held virtually on Saturday, May 30, Cleveland State Athletics held a virtual graduation reception for 68 graduating student-athletes. The graduating Vikings were presented with their student-athlete stoles and enjoyed speeches from Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands, Director of Athletics Scott Garrett, lacrosse student-athlete and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Justin Conner, and keynote speaker Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant Coach Lindsay Gottlieb.

Cleveland State Student-Athletes on the President's List (46 Total)

Men's Basketball: Hugo Ferreira, Jeremy Sanchez, Daylen Williams

Men's Fencing: Ian Wu

Men's Lacrosse: Matthew Manfredi, Zachary Galovich

Men's Soccer: Pablo Kawecki, Thomas Paltani, Dan Manolache, Jannis Schmidt, Thomas M'Barek

Men's Swimming & Diving: Timothy Kubacki

Men's Tennis: Raul Teichmann, Matthew Terry

Women's Cross Country/Track & Field: Hannah Korte, Kylie Scott, Kamryn Sharer, Margaret Smith, Lauren Zawie

Women's Fencing: Maeve Kozak

Women's Golf: Lexi Knight, Ashley Knight

Women's Soccer: Danielle Delfino, Lina Feltovich, Jordan Hindmarsh, Abigail Major, Abigail McKeown, Kailah Ransom, Miranda Thomas, Essence Canady, Grace Grant

Women's Softball: Hallie Ward

Women's Swimming & Diving: Shaw Barney, MaKennah Fitzgerald, Erica Henrichsen, Stephanie Sipple, Irena Weclawiak, Alana Cartwright, Abigail Ramey, Alexis Kostelnik

Women's Tennis: Blanche Lenoan, Gaby Schoenberg

Women's Volleyball: Julia Piccolino, Hannah Greene, Halle Schoen, Lydia Latimer

Cleveland State Student-Athletes on the Dean's List (155 Total)

Men's Basketball (11): Craig Beaudion, Algevon Eichelberer, Aria Eskandari, Tre Gomillion, Jaalam Hill, Deante Johnson, Alec Oglesby, Torrey Patton, Tyrese Potoma, Anthony Rego, Kasheem Thomas

Men's Fencing (7): Dante Centuori, Paul DiVenti, Jared Felker, Harry Hardman, Justin Petree, Patrick Ritchie, John Wenger

Men's Golf (3): Jack Hanus, David Laib, Zach Robbins

Men's Lacrosse (22): Isaac Atencio, Skylar Jimenez-Baum, Giles Andrews III, Gideon Brockenbrough, Gareth Haigh, Ryan Haigh, Tristan Hanna, Jacob Humphreys, Quinnton Lemke, Stephen Masi, Ian McKissick, Nathan Menendez, Justin Miller, Nicholas Polydoras, Derek Radke, Gabriel Reno, Brendan Sigurdson, Jason Sullivan, Nicholas Wendel, Colin Willis, Michael Wilson, Connor Zwagerman

Men's Soccer (10): Ivan Babic, Danilo Bakoc, Thomas Bielanski, Vladimir Jandric, Max Kasputis, Ryan Kolonick, Saahb Kular, Nicholas McCausland, Stjepan Mijic-Barisic, Gabriel Pewu

Men's Swimming & Diving (15): Matthew Akers, Donald Arslanian, Alec Bowie, Nathen Eberhardt, Austin Harper, Ryan Johnston, Andrius Kijauskas, Charles Levand, Jack MacDonald, Trevor Mahoney, Erwan Mahoudo, Matthew Martin, Dominik Niedzialek, Daniel Poletta, Tyler Stevenson

Men's Tennis (2): Noah Cenkner, Kade Mindry

Men's Wrestling (8): Caleb Cass, John Kelbly, Collin Kelly, Cameron Patrick, Cody Moosman, DeAndre Nassar, Nico O'Dor, Benjamin Smith

Women's Basketball (3): Dana DeGraffenreid, Julia Hintz, Taylah Levy

Women's Fencing (4): Jessica Brei, Ilyssa Freiburger, Gabriella Hirsch, Claire Maltman

Women's Golf (5): Amanda Baker, Madison Butler, Brooke Ciccone, Averi Hanna, Rayna Oosterhuis

Women's Soccer (15): Aubrey Bechter, Megan Bine, Rylee Bussen, Courtney Coholich, McKenna Donahue, Emily Edgell, Elena Gutlove, Meredith Hansen, Elizabeth Harper, Stevie Holbrook, Anne Marie Jackson, Grace Krosky, Cassidy Lewis, Allison Martin, Briana Niedermeier

Women's Softball (7): Sydney Bajusz, Valeri Broschk, Taylor Duncan, Paige Hartley, Kaitlyn Holmes, Gabrielle Shackelford, Emery Sipe, Lindsay Ward

Women's Swimming & Diving (14): Abby Allison, Agnes Bahr, Rachel Contich, Hannah Cooper, Sophia Davis, Lauren Frank, Caroline Hughes, Katherine Jerry, Emma Kerro, Gabriella Marinelli, Hayley Rupp, Libby Smith, Sule Van Der Merwe, Chuchu Yang

Women's Tennis (5): Kateryna Avram, Lauren Longo, Klara Mrcela, Sian Payne, Lara Prosenjak

Women's Cross Country/Track & Field (15): Jessica Byler, Anna Brandt, Brooke Armbruster, Azsah Bradley, Caprece Conrad, Julianne Dorothal, Grace Holmes, Zoe Lexovsky, Heather McArdle, Tylar Mixon, Allison Pankow, Haley Rozeski, Kaelin Stahl, Adelle Tannous, Kayla Zdanowicz

Women's Volleyball (8): Keanna Avery, Peyton Bloomer, Emily DeGorge, Audrey McConihe, Chelsea Penfield, London Portis, Lindsey Tout, Jordan Verbiak