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GW Athletics Places More Than 400 Student-Athletes on Athletics Academic Dean's List


Feb. 5, 2014

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WASHINGTON - During halftime of the men's basketball game against Duquesne on Wednesday night, GW's Athletics Academic Dean's List members and the student-athletes' choice for Professor of the Year were announced.

In order to be recognized on the Dean's List, student-athletes had to achieve a 3.0 grade-point average or higher in either the spring 2013 or fall 2013 semesters. In the spring of 2013, 293 student-athletes achieved Dean's List status, while 286 student-athletes were honored for the fall.

Among the more than 400 student-athletes who were honored, 18 achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA in either the spring or the fall semester, including four (Lauren Krinker, men's rowing; Kathryn Luker, women's cross country; Jen Nichols, women's rowing and Terasa Vassallo, lacrosse) who were perfect throughout 2013. Christina Carpenter (women's tennis), John Kopriva (men's basketball), Lana Robins (women's tennis), Lauren Steagall (women's swimming), Nicole Ulrick (women's soccer) and Emily Wilson (women's rowing) earned a 4.0 in the spring of 2013, while Ellie De Carlo (women's soccer), Jonny Forrest (men's soccer), Erica Halvorson (women's cross country), Egle Jakuciunaite (women's tennis), Colin Kennedy (sailing), Adam Streeter (men's water polo), Ulrik Thomsen (men's tennis) and Danil Zelenkov (men's tennis) notched 4.0 GPAs in the fall.

"We are seeing all-time high collective GPAs in many of our programs, as the Athletics Department continues to achieve at an outstanding level in the classroom," said Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero. "We strive for academic excellence to be a part of the culture across the department, but that wouldn't be possible without the dedication of our student-athletes and the tireless work of the staff in the Carbonell Academic Center."

After the Dean's List recognitions, the student-athletes' choice for the Professor of the Year was announced. Each year, student-athletes are asked to submit nominations for their most valued professor, who makes the greatest contribution to the academic success of GW's student-athletes. Once nominations are submitted, five finalists and the student-athletes' choice for Professor of the Year are then voted upon by GW student-athletes.

Dr. Richard Tollo of the Geology Department was named as the student-athletes' choice. An expert in field-based studies of Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks, including application of petrolofic and geochemical information to deduce the typically complex evolution of rocks and terrane, Dr. Tollo was nominated by Gephen Sadove on the women's rowing team.

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