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Academic Excellence For Hofstra Student-Athletes Once Again

Photographer: Zack Lane, Hofstra University Photographer

The work of Hofstra University student-athletes in the classroom continued its recent sensational trend as the group compiled a 3.23 grade point average in the spring 2016 semester and earned a record 3.26 grade point average for the entire 2015-16 academic year. 

The 3.26 grade point average for the academic year represents a new record for Hofstra student-athletes.

“We continue to be impressed with the academic success of our student-athletes at Hofstra University,” commented Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. “Our student-athletes strive for greatness in all that they do; in the classroom, in their respective competitive venues and in the community. Their accomplishments continue to showcase their commitment to excellence in all areas. We thank our students for representing Hofstra so well and look forward to their continued success.”

The spring semester saw a spectacular 114 student-athletes named to either the Provost’s (4.0 GPA) or Dean’s List (3.5 or higher). That total number increased by 20 from the fall semester and those Provost’s List members include:

Becky Celorio (Women’s Cross Country)
Luisa Domingues (Volleyball)
Chloe Fitzgerald (Softball)
Emily Gallagher (Field Hockey)
Austin Jenkins (Men’s Cross Country)
Hannah Klemm (Volleyball)
Savanna Malloy (Field Hockey)
Leigh Maxwell-Smith (Field Hockey)
Fatimah Mozawalla (Women’s Cross Country)
Rory Murphy (Men’s Soccer)
Maria Pettet (Women’s Soccer)
Stella Schoen (Field Hockey)
Victoria Snak (Women’s Golf)
Samantha Wagner (Volleyball)

The Hofstra Volleyball program led the way among all the Pride teams as they had a team grade point average of 3.63 for the year. A total of 14 Hofstra teams had grade point averages of at least 3.00 and eight reached a threshold of 3.30. The volleyball squad earned the top spot in a close race as men’s tennis (3.57), women’s soccer (3.55) and field hockey (3.54) all averaged at least a 3.50 grade point average for the spring semester.

Nearly 40% of Hofstra student-athletes earned recognition as either a Dean’s or Provost’s List member and more than 65% of the entire student-athlete population compiled at least a 3.00 grade point average. Women’s soccer had 18 student-athletes named to either the Provost’s or Dean’s list to lead all Hofstra teams with honorees.

Hofstra student-athletes have now averaged at least a 3.00 grade point average in eight consecutive semesters.

This year also saw a school-record 13 Hofstra teams have perfect 1,000 single year scores (out of the 17 teams that the University sponsors) in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Rates.

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 and Maurice A. Deane School of Law.


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