OXFORD, Ohio -- The Miami University Athletics Department has announced that the RedHawks finished the spring semester with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.301, the highest GPA ever for Miami Athletics for a single semester. The previous-high was established this past fall with a 3.23. Miami student-athletes also improved or matched their GPA for an eighth consecutive semester, dating back to the fall of 2010.

"Student success is what Miami is all about,” said Craig Bennett, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. “There are so many committed individuals across our campus that relentlessly delivers unprecedented student services and academic teaching for our students to be engaged learners. Miami faculty and staff respect our student athletes as learners' and value their thoughts and feelings, thus affirming the value they bring to the classroom and campus life."

Overall, 65 percent (324 of 497) of the RedHawks finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and 38 of those student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA. Overall, 16 of Miami’s 18 teams finished the semester with a GPA of over 3.0. On the female side, Miami was led by cross country (3.81), softball (3.67) and soccer (3.67), while cross country (3.36), baseball (3.12) and ice hockey (3.06) were tops on the male side.

“I am proud of our student-athletes here at Miami, in that they continue to strive for excellence in the classroom,” said Athletics Director David Sayler. “Setting the all-time high GPA for student-athletes is a testament to that hard work and effort, but I also would like to thank the athletic academic support staff and the faculty here at Miami for their dedicated work to help ensure student success.”

Complete List of Student-Athletes with a 4.0 GPA
Evan Bader, swimming
Matthew Brandys, baseball
Sydney Busch, soccer
Mary Davis, track/cross country
Matthew Dietrich, track/cross country
Madison Dodd, volleyball
Cynthia Donovan, swimming
Spencer Dull, baseball
Kaitlin Evans, field hockey
Samuel Flessner, swimming
Stephanie Fukui, synchronized skating
Jess Hoover, track/cross country
Erica Howes, track/cross country
Gretchen Jaraczewski, synchronized skating
Lauren Kelly, soccer
Mason Krysinski, football
Anna Lamb, track/cross country
Courtney Larson, women’s basketball
Abigail Lyons, softball
Dana Manson, synchronized skating
Jennifer Marshall, synchronized skating
Sarah Mueller, field hockey
Ashley Mulhern, synchronized skating
Jacqueline Mullins, track/cross country
Stephanie Nemeth, swimming
Bud Radis, golf
Christiana Raymond, tennis
Meg Riley, volleyball
Steve Sada, baseball
Daniel Schwarz, golf
John Sotos, track/cross country
Chelsea Visk, volleyball
Haley Walter, soccer
Jenna Weiner, soccer
Kelsi White, field hockey
Jay Williams, ice hockey
Katherine Wollney, track/cross country
Courtney Zanotti, soccer