Bowling Green, Ohio - July 31, 2018 - The Springfield College women's gymnastics team was recognized as one of the best academic programs in the country, as it produced a cumulative grade-point average of 3.633 during the 2017-18 academic year. Additionally, 15 student-athletes were recognized individually, as they earned Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Scholastic All-America honors.
Of the 76 teams that had a cumulative grade-point average of over 3.0, Springfield College was No. 15 across all Divisions with a 3.633, and No. 3 overall among Division III teams that compete in the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA). Springfield College's 15 student-athletes to earn WCGA Scholastic All-America honors was the second most among Division III institutions, and fifth among Division I, II and III.
Recognized individually from Springfield College was Ashley Parchinski (Warwick, N.Y.), Briana Kerr (Bolton, Conn.), Brooke Hensen (Fredricksburg, Va.), Chloe Spencer (San Diego, Calif.), Jess Clemens (South Setauket, N.Y.), Lena Morant (Gambrills, Md.), Madi Bowen (Sunderland, Mass.), Sara Fisher (Pelham, N.H.), Sara King (Maribor, Slovenia), Sarah Murphy (Norwell, Mass.), Tali Twomey (Cotuit, Mass.), Taylor Campagnone (Johnston, R.I.), Taylor Jackson (Ocean, N.J.), Taylor Tattan (Beverly, Mass.) and Victoria Gendreau (Warren, R.I.).
In order to qualify as a WCGA Scholastic All-American, student-athletes must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. Meeting the required 3.5 grade-point average, a total of 760 (55%) student-athletes earned Scholastic All-America honors. The percentage of women's collegiate gymnasts honored last year was 47.83%, and the previous high was set in 2015-16 with 49% of student-athletes earning a 3.5 or better GPA.