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Student-Athletes Shine

The numbers keep climbing for the Hofstra University student-athletes – as this outstanding group once again shined in the classroom during the fall 2016 semester. 

Hofstra’s more than 300 student-athletes compiled a University-record 3.30 grade point average during the fall semester. It marked the ninth straight semester that Hofstra student-athletes have compiled a grade point average of at least a 3.00 as a group.

“It’s an honor to congratulate the outstanding students in our athletic program as they continue to raise the bar in terms of their academic performance,” commented Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. “Their dedication and commitment to academics is very commendable. In addition to their academic pursuits, they also practice and compete at a high level in athletics while assisting others through our community service program. I want to thank our coaches, staff and the outstanding Center for University Advising for their tremendous support of our students. Most importantly, I want the students in our athletic program to know that we are very proud and appreciative of how they represent our University both academically and athletically.”

In addition, a Hofstra-record 15 of 17 teams had a least a 3.00 grade point average this past semester.

It was a tie at the top for the best team grade point average during the fall semester as the field hockey and volleyball programs both had identical 3.66 grade point averages. The men’s tennis team was the top male program with a very strong 3.62 grade point average.

A total of 126 Hofstra student-athletes received either Dean’s or Provost’s List recognition. This also ranks as a new semester high as the previous record for a single semester was 114.

There were 17 student-athletes earning Provost’s List with a perfect 4.0 grade point average:
Alex Ashton (men’s soccer)
Tom Archer (baseball)
Rachel Cardinal (women’s soccer)
Zachary Chang (men’s tennis)
Rhian Cleverly (women’s soccer)
Luisa Domingues (volleyball)
Emily Gallagher (field hockey)
Haakon Wik Heltne (men’s soccer)
Jan Leithner (men’s tennis)
Laura Masciullo (volleyball)
Rory Murphy (men’s soccer)
Lerthon Theuma (men’s soccer)
Vinny Vespa (wrestling)
Fatimah Mozawalla (women’s cross country)
Jessica Peslak (softball)
Sabrina Salama (women’s cross country)
Stella Schoen (field hockey)

Hofstra will hold its annual Scholar-Athlete academic recognition ceremony at halftime of the Pride Men’s Basketball game against Delaware on February 2.

About the author

Stephen Gorchov

Stephen Gorchov | Associate Director of Athletics for Communications | Hofstra University | stephen.a.gorchov@hofstra.edu | (516) 463-4933

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