Springfield, Mass. - August 12, 2019 - The Springfield College men's gymnastics program was recently recognized for its impressive work in the classroom, as the Pride finished ninth overall in the National Academic Team Championship standings, announced by the College Gymnastics Association (CGA) earlier this week.
As a team, the Pride totaled a 3.117 cumulative grade point average and was ranked higher than schools such as Nebraska, California-Berkeley, Iowa, and Army. As a program, Springfield College has had a total of 189 student-athletes earn CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors, which is second all-time to William and Mary. Of the 189, the Pride has had 138 First-Team recipients and 51 Second-Team honorees.
Eight Springfield student-athletes were individually recognized by the CGA, as they were each named All-America Scholar Athletes, and represented six different majors of study. Of the eight honorees, six student-athletes were named First Team All-America Scholar Athletes for posting a GPA of 3.5 or better, while two were named to the Second Team for posting GPA's over 3.2.
Leading the way for the Pride was Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.), who earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and concluded his career with his fourth First Team All-America Scholar Athlete recognition. Jeremy Vera (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Kyle Lukaesko (Connellsville, Pa.), and Christian Wilkey Jr. (Lowell, Mass.) each registered a GPA over 3.80, while Trevor Lamberton (Willow Spring, N.C.) posted a grade-point average higher than 3.70, and Sean Turtle (East Amherst, N.Y.) produced a GPA higher than 3.60.
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