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Baylor Student-Athletes Turn in Successful Spring Term

July 13, 2017

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University student-athletes achieved a 3.26 grade point average (GPA) in the spring semester to record its 18th consecutive semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, 315 student-athletes earned Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction and 107 were named to the Dean's List in the spring.

"The accomplishments of our student-athletes this spring are examples of the commitment we have made to Preparing Champions for Life," Baylor Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades said. "Our consistency in having a 3.0 GPA in 18 consecutive semesters speaks to the leadership of the coaches and staff we have at Baylor and the continued hard work of our student-athletes in the classroom."

With 307 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections in the fall and 315 in the spring, Baylor student-athletes saw more than 600 honored for their work in the classroom for the sixth consecutive year with 622 total selections. Among all Big 12 Commissioner's List Honor Roll recipients, 76 registered a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in at least one of the two terms -- 39 in the fall and 37 in the spring term. Baylor has had at least 200 student-athletes earn Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition in each of the last 20 semesters with 300 or more earning the accolade in 13 of the last 14 terms.

The Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll is an inclusive honor for varsity sports sponsored by the league membership. Student-athletes must achieve a minimum 3.00 semester GPA to receive the conference's recognition.

Baylor student-athletes were also well-represented on the 2017 spring Dean's List with 107 honorees. To receive recognition from BU, students must possess a 3.70 GPA after participating in at least 12 semester hours and receiving no grade lower than a C.

"The continued academic success of our student-athletes is a direct reflection of their commitment to excellence," Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success Marcus Sedberry said. "They work hard to balance the challenging time demands in the classroom and in athletic competition. Our Student-Athlete Services team takes pride in celebrating their success and supporting the student-athletes in their academic pursuits. We look forward to pushing each of them to be the best student possible and preparing them for life."

Spring Semester by the Numbers

4.0 GPA -- 39
Lauren Blackwell -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Brittany Bowles -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Kaelyn Cowan -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Alexa Crumpton -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Brianna Hambruch -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Bailey Hollier -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Allie Steele -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Anna Webb -- Acrobatics and Tumbling
Cody Bradford -- Baseball
Grace Brown -- Equestrian
Samantha Howell -- Equestrian
Hannah Huntington -- Equestrian
Alex Ryan -- Equestrian
Lorin Salazar -- Equestrian
Georgia Smith -- Equestrian
Shaye Widger -- Equestrian
Sean Muir -- Football
Marques Jones -- Football
Chad Kelly -- Football
Colin Kober -- Men's Golf
Cheerie Tan -- Women's Golf
Emily Bunnell -- Soccer
Lindsay Burns -- Soccer
Ashley Thornhill -- Soccer
Camryn Wendlandt -- Soccer
McKenzie Oviatt -- Softball
Blair Shankle -- Women's Tennis
Matthew Henderson -- Men's Track and Field
Sean McCullough -- Men's Track and Field
Devin Meyrer -- Men's Track and Field
Laura Casadonte -- Women's Track and Field
Leticia Cerpe De Souza -- Women's Track and Field
Amanda Dillon -- Women's Track and Field
Haley Everroad -- Women's Track and Field
Ashley Fields -- Women's Track and Field
Isabella Lackner -- Women's Track and Field
Leila Rohde -- Women's Track and Field
Krissi Fitzpatrick -- Volleyball
Daria Richards -- Volleyball

Baylor Dean's List -- 107
Acrobatics and Tumbling -- 12
Baseball -- 7
Equestrian -- 20
Football -- 5
Men's Basketball -- 1
Men's Golf -- 4
Men's Tennis -- 3
Men's Track and Field -- 8
Soccer -- 14
Softball -- 3
Volleyball -- 5
Women's Basketball -- 1
Women's Golf -- 4
Women's Tennis -- 4
Women's Track and Field - 16

Spring 2017 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll -- 315
Acrobatics and Tumbling -- 30
Baseball -- 31
Equestrian -- 43
Football -- 44
Men's Basketball -- 4
Men's Golf -- 11
Men's Tennis -- 9
Men's Track and Field -- 20
Soccer -- 29
Softball -- 14
Volleyball -- 16
Women's Basketball -- 5
Women's Golf -- 10
Women's Tennis -- 7
Women's Track and Field - 42

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