Men's Gymnastics Compiles Second-Highest G.P.A. In the Nation
July 29, 2004 -- Springfield College men's gymnastics registered the second-highest team grade point average (g.p.a.) in the nation as the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) All-American Committee recognized the top 15 teams and the top 41 individuals in Division I, II, and III.
The Pride accumulated a team g.p.a. of 3.223, second to only Stanford’s 3.382 for its fourth-straight top-six finish. SC senior captain Mike Smith (Salt Lake, Utah)
earned his fourth Academic All-America honor, while sophomore James Brennan (Dracut, Mass.)
was one of only five student athletes with a perfect 4.0 g.p.a.
To receive Academic All-America statues, student-athletes must attain at least a 3.50 g.p.a in addition to earning a minimum NCAA gymnastics score of 8.0 during the 2003-2004 academic years.
Five SC gymnasts earned All-American Scholar-Athlete honors. Brennan’s 4.0 led the way for the Pride as Smith finished second (3.83), followed by sophomore Andrew Malaby (West Warwick, R.I.),
3.76 g.p.a., junior Robert Sander (Columbia, Mont.)
, 3.73 g.p.a., and senior Jason Delisle (Tolland, Conn.)
, 3.50 g.p.a..