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Hofstra Student-Athletes Shine In Classroom During Fall Semester

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It was another outstanding semester for the student-athletes at Hofstra University as the group compiled an average grade point average of 3.20 for the fall 2015 semester.

This strong semester comes on the heels of a stellar 2014-15 academic year in which the Hofstra student-athletes compiled a record 3.24 average GPA for the entire year.

“We are extremely proud of the tremendous work our student-athletes continue to do in the classroom,” commented Hofstra University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. “Our 300-plus student-athletes balance the demands of the classroom and the commitment of playing a NCAA Division I sport very well. We applaud them for being champions in both endeavors. A special thank you goes out to the Department of Student Affairs and University Advising staff of Rachel Peel-Macandrew and Michelle Spaterella for their outstanding work in providing academic advisement to our student-athletes.”

The men’s tennis team earned the top GPA as a team, compiling an average GPA of 3.60.

Three teams averaged over a 3.50 GPA for the fall as women’s soccer and volleyball joined men’s tennis. In addition, 13 teams averaged at least a 3.0 GPA last semester.

A total of 14 student-athletes achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall semester, with 13 of them earning Provost’s List honors as undergraduate students.

Those student-athletes are:
Jenn Buoncore (women’s soccer)
Rhian Cleverly (women’s soccer)
Luisa Domingues (volleyball)
Emily Gallagher (field hockey)
Daniel Grundei (men’s soccer) – graduate student
Alan Hetherington (men’s cross country)
Austin Jenkins (men’s cross country)
Gillian Kirkpatrick (field hockey)
Hannah Klemm (volleyball)
Friederike Mehring (women’s soccer)
Jill Mullholland (women’s soccer)
Rory Murphy (men’s soccer)
Stella Schoen (field hockey)
Victoria Snak (women’s golf)

There were 80 student-athletes named to the Dean’s List during the fall for having a GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition, 206 Pride student-athletes had a 3.0 or better, equaling 67% of all Hofstra student-athletes.

This outstanding semester continues a trend of great work by Hofstra student-athletes in the classroom as the group has averaged at least a 3.00 grade point average in seven straight semesters.

The diverse academic interests of Hofstra student-athletes is evident as they are matriculating in nine different schools at Hofstra including: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Frank G. Zarb School of Business, School of Health Professions & Human Services, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, School of Education, Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, Maurice A. Deane School of Law and School for University Studies.

Hofstra University and the Department of Athletics will recognize its student-athletes at its annual Academic Recognition Night, which will take place at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Northeastern on February 21.

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