Youngstown State student-athletes continue to impress in the classroom after posting a cumulative grade-point average of all student-athletes of 3.11. Overall, 15 of YSU’s 17 sports finished the year with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
At the conclusion of the fall semester, a group of 44 student-athletes had a semester-GPA of 4.00 while 20 carry a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Also, 258 Youngstown State student-athletes have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above while 256 had at least a 3.00 in the fall semester. Overall, an all-time high 63 percent of YSU’s 410 student-athletes own a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
The Penguins have now maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above in 10 straight semesters dating back to the 2012 spring semester.
The women’s golf team posted a department-best 3.67 semester GPA while the women’s basketball team was second with an impressive 3.65. Eleven sports at least a 3.20 GPA and 14 registered at least a 3.05. The men’s golf team posted a 3.61 GPA, the highest of all men’s programs, and all nine student-athletes recorded at least a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Also of note, the women's basketball team had 15 of 16 student-athletes record a GPA above 3.00 in the fall; Football, Women's Track and Field, Baseball and Soccer had at least 24 student-athletes record 3.00 GPAs or better; 10 of 11 women's cross country runners, eight of nine men's tennis players, six of seven women's tennis players, 13 of 15 volleyball players and eight of 10 bowlers all had semester GPAs above 3.00.
Athletes to record 4.00 GPAs in the fall include: Vince Donato (Baseball), Cameron Murray (Baseball), Lou Cardona (Baseball), Joe Craycraft (Football), Ryan Emans (Football), Vitas Hrynkiewicz (Football), Justin Mitzel (Football), Dominic Carano (Golf), Kevin Scherr (Golf), Imaan Hassim (Tennis), Lucia Zagar (Tennis), Ana Stroe (Tennis), Kolbrun Jonsdottir (Swimming and Diving), Kat Keller (Swimming and Diving), Megan Stelpflug (Swimming and Diving), Katie Clement (Track and Field), Jaynee Corbett (Track and Field), Iva Domitrovich (Track and Field), Abby Jones (Track and Field), Teneisha Myers (Track and Field), Marketa Plesingrova (Volleyball), MacKenzie Olesky (Bowling), Sarah Cash (Basketball), Mary Dunn (Basketball), Natalie Myers (Basketball), Chelsea Olson (Basketball), Morgan Olson (Basketball), Anne Secrest (Basketball), Kelley Wright (Basketball), Courtney Shutt (Golf), Iasbella Futchi (Soccer), Alexandra Haupt (Soccer), Sydney Ossege (Soccer), Ruth Pena (Soccer), Alan Burns (Track and Field/XC), Glen Knowles (Track and Field), Carl Zallow (Track and Field), Antonella LaMonica (Track and Field), Kaitlyn Merwin (Track and Field), Jennifer Muhlenkamp (Track and Field/XC), Erin Kalahar (Volleyball) and Morgan Tippie (Volleyball).