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Men's Gymnastics Registers Fourth-Best Team GPA in the Nation

Jon Zirna Springfield, Mass. - August 5, 2013 - For the second-straight year, the Springfield College men’s gymnastics team had the fourth-highest team grade point average according to the College Gymnastics Association.

Jon Zirna and Jimmy Pezzino were among 19 student-athletes from across the country to be named First-Team All-American Scholar-Athlete while owning a GPA of 3.90 or above. From a team standpoint, Springfield College finished with a 3.304 GPA, fourth among all men's gymnastics teams in the country.

Stanford took the academic crown with a 3.445 team GPA, followed by William & Mary (3.397), Temple (3.352), Springfield (3.304), and Navy (3.169). The second five included Nebraska (3.164), Michigan (3.147), Minnesota (3.115), Illinois-Champaign (3.111), and Penn State (3.0648).

A total of 88 student-athletes from across the nation were named CGA First Team All-American Scholar-Athletes, and 14 were from Springfield College.

The following were honored as they achieved a grade point average of 3.50 and 4.0; Christopher Jost, Jeffrey White, Patrick Ryther, Conor Galvin, Andrew Grabowski, Joseph Carlson, Kevin Miner, and Brian Cogan, Derek Taranto, Ryan Ponce, James Henin, Tim Lebbossiere, Pezzino, and Zirna.

In addition, Patrick Hanley was named a CGA Second Team All-American Scholar-Athlete after achieving a grade point average of 3.4 to 3.49.

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