BALTIMORE - A record 27 Loyola University Maryland student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the Fall 2015 semester, continuing a trend of stellar accomplishments in the classroom by the Greyhounds.
Loyola's more than 400 student-athletes posted a combined fall-semester GPA of 3.319, the highest in the athletic department's recorded history, raising the Greyhounds' cumulative GPA to 3.24. A total of 140 student-athletes, more than one-third of Loyola's student-athlete population, earned Dean's List honors.
"During the fall semester, our student-athletes exceeded many of the tremendous accomplishments they have had in the classroom in past years," said Colleen Campbell, Loyola's director of student-athlete support services. "We are so excited to see all of their hard work pay off. Without the support of faculty, staff, coaches and administrators, these achievements would not have been possible."
Sixteen of the Greyhounds' teams finished the fall semester with a GPA better than 3.0, both cumulatively and for the term. The women's tennis team leads the athletic department with a cumulative GPA of 3.528, while the women's track and field squad had a fall GPA of 3.646, topping the department.
The following student-athletes earned 4.0 GPAs during the fall semester: Alden Bauman (women's swimming and diving), Brad Beard (men's cross country), Cara Egan (women's swimming and diving), Jenna Egan (women's swimming and diving), Caroline Elmore (women's track and field), Brennan Goldsmith (men's soccer), Elizabeth Hunter (women's swimming and diving), Amanda Ignacio (women's lacrosse), Bailey Mathis (women's lacrosse), Madelene McDonald (women's basketball), Tori McDonald (women's lacrosse), Cordelia McGinn (women's cross country), Kelly McShea (women's volleyball), Danny Mooney (men's soccer), Casie Morgan (women's cross country), Haleigh Morgus (women's tennis), Chris Myers (men's lacrosse), Madalyn Myers (women's swimming and diving), Delia Oldak (women's track and field), Connor Pietrak (men's tennis), Robert Scherba (men's rowing), Rhys Schueren (women's rowing), Christa Sidoti (women's track and field), Daniel Sullivan (men's swimming and diving), Sarah Trent (women's swimming and diving), Ryan Tuck (men's soccer) and Hana You (women's rowing).