GW celebrates the achievement of a student-athlete at Athletics’ Dean’s List Night

Student-athletes from George Washington who qualified for Athletics‘ Dean’s List were honored Wednesday night at halftime of the GW women’s basketball game. Connected on the floor from the 18thth President of GW, Mark Wrighton, Provost Christopher Bracey, Director of Athletics Tanya Vogeland Athletics Faculty Representative Bev Westerman recognized student-athletes who achieved a GPA of 3.0 or better in the Spring or Fall of 2021.

Of the nearly 400 student-athletes who competed for the university’s 20 varsity teams, a remarkable 86 percent achieved a GPA of 3.0 or above in the spring 2021 semester, as the department achieved a cume 3.5 GPA last spring, during the Lessons were held virtually. Back on campus this fall, 74 percent of GW’s student-athletes achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with the department’s cumulative GPA standing at 3.29, as new first-graders and returning sophomores entered the classrooms for the first time entered the college.

The academic success of these student-athletes is a testament to the tireless work of GW’s distinguished faculty and staff and their dedication to higher education. GW Athletics’ Educational Support Services unit, which elevates the student in GW student athletes, is led by the Associate Athletic Director Danya Ellmanassisted by James Hellekjaer, Stephen McNamara, Taylor scales, Mike Davis, Julia Brownand Samantha Mele. Along with GW’s head coaches, assistants and administration, GW is educating our society’s next leaders.

21 student-athletes achieved a 4.0 GPA in the Spring 2021 semester, including: Simone Banen (gymnastics), Olivia Cantrell (rowing), Patrick Castellano (men’s cross-country), Brendan Conley (men’s swimming and diving), Margaret Coogan (women ). Country/Track & Field), Tiago Carvalho (Men’s Soccer), Paz Dozie-Nnamah (Volleyball), Erin Gramley (Rowing), Nora Houseman (Gymnastics), Jakub Hrinda (Golf), Claire McDonell (Women’s Cross-Country/Track & Field), Alexa Nealy ( Rowing), Tim Neumann (Men’s Soccer), Logan Othmer (Golf), Luis Preciado (Golf), Jenna Pressman (Women’s Cross-Country/Track), Elizabeth Rowland (Rowing), Courtney Sicinski (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Annaliese Silverman (Gymnastics) , Sophia Watkinson (lacrosse) and Olivia Zona (gymnastics).

In addition, 22 student-athletes achieved a GPA of 4.0 in the Fall 2021 semester: Anna Marie Avendt (rowing), Bella Bowman (volleyball), Olivia Cantrell (rowing), Brendan Conley (men’s swimming and diving), Haley Curtis (women’s soccer). ), Campbell Dopke (Women’s Soccer), Maddy Dwyer (Softball), Maxine Engel (Women’s Basketball), Hannah Eslick (Softball), Jakub Hrinda (Golf), Rachel Katz (Gymnastics), Markella Lanara (Volleyball), Payton Lynch (Gymnastics) , Andrea Moussier (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Tim Neumann (Men’s Soccer), Miles O’Reilly (Men’s Soccer), Logan Othmer (Golf), Maria Pareja (Women’s Soccer), Roee Tenne (Men’s Soccer), Sophia Watkinson (lacrosse), Alexa Williams (softball), and Olivia Zona (gymnastics).

Cantrell, Conley, Hrinda, Neumann, Othmer and Zona achieved a double grade of 4.0 in both semesters in 2021.

Professor Elizabeth Gray from the Public Health Department was awarded this year’s Student-Athletes’ Choice for Professor of the Year. Professor Gray was chosen to be the student-athlete in a close vote that included 35 nominees and five finalists. She was joined onto the floor by one of her nominees, Sarah Patton of women’s football.

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