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ISU women’s gymnastics posts 16th best GPA in country

Archive Photo Sami King was among four ISU women's gymnasts to receive a 4.0 GPA last year.

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Sami King was among four ISU women’s gymnasts to receive a 4.0 GPA last year.

Illinois State women’s gymnastics posted the 16th best grade-point average out of all the NCAA women’s gymnastics squads in the country.

The Redbirds earned an overall team grade-point average of 3.48 and gained recognition from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women by being named a Scholar All-America Team.

Six members of the ISU women’s gymnastics squad were named Academic All-Americans by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women for recording a 3.5 grade-point average last year or a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5.

The six student-athletes include Jenna Bossle, Kristyn Bossle, Kimberly Caron, Samantha King, Sydney Kennedy and Samantha Ward.

Jenna and Kristyn Bossle, Caron and King earned unblemished 4.0 grade-point averages. Kennedy posted a 3.9 grade-point average and Ward registered a 3.7 grade-point average.

“I am very proud of our six women who were recognized because we constantly focus on how our students are doing academically,” ISU head coach Bob Conkling said. “No. 16 is good and our goal is to keep improving academically as a team.”

Utah posted the highest grade-point average out of all the NCAA women’s gymnastics teams with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.7.

Texas Women’s came in second place in terms of cumulative team grade-point average with a 3.76 grade-point average. Southeast Missouri State posted the third best cumulative team grade-point average with a 3.69 grade-point average.

Western Michigan came in fourth place with a 3.66 cumulative team grade-point average and Brown finished with the fifth best cumulative team grade-point average in NCAA women’s gymnastics with a 3.63 grade-point average.

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