UAA student-athletes eclipse 3.0 mark again
by Kathleen McCoy |
University of Alaska Anchorage student-athletes achieved an overall grade point average
of 3.08 for calendar year 2006. According to Dede Allen, UAA associate athletic director
for academics and compliance, 118 of UAA's 169 student-athletes (70 percent), representing
11 teams, achieved a 3.0 or higher. This represents the 11th time in the past 14 years
that the Seawolves have achieved an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Nine student-athletes produced a perfect 4.0 GPA for the fall semester. They included David Abbott (men's track & field), Corena Bell (women's track & field), Dave Duncan (men's skingi), Brittany Greer (women's skiing), Heather McIntyre (women's track & field), Mary Pearce (women's track & field/cross country), Krista Rader (women's skiing), Karl Schauer (men's skiing & cross country) and Raphael Wunderle (men's skiing).
"We continue to take great pride in the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes. Academic achievement and progress toward graduation is our core business," said Dr. Steve Cobb, UAA director of athletics. "We also remain appreciative of the recruiting efforts of our coaching staff that attract high-quality and high-achieving students."