PHILADELPHIA - The 25 student-athletes of the Temple lacrosse team posted an oustanding collective grade-point-average of 3.52 for the spring of 2012, which was also the team's competition season. The GPA, which is the highest semester GPA in the tenure of sixth-year head coach Bonnie Rosen
, included six student-athletes who achieved at least a 3.9 and one with a 4.0.
"It is truly wonderful to see how well our student-athletes perform in the classroom," said Rosen. "We have an outstanding academic and athletic culture in our program. It begins with recruiting students who have demonstrated success in the classroom and on the lacrosse field in high school, and who have goals of being even better student-athletes in college. As a coaching staff, we take great pride in creating an academic culture on our team that matches our passion for excellence on the field."
Two members of the team, seniors Allison McWilliams
and Missy Schweitzer
, were honored recently at Temple's annual Breakfast of Champions as members of the Trustee Ten. That honor goes to the 10 student-athletes who have the highest GPA's in the entire department. Schweitzer, a kinesiology major, received recognition for her 3.86 GPA, while McWilliams, a secondary education and English major, was honored for having a 3.84 GPA.
The Breakfast of Champions, held this year on April 25, includes grades only up through the fall semester.
At the Breakfast of Champions, thirteen members of the team were named to the Director's Honor Roll for having a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49: Lauren Caminiti
, Megan Chlada
, Karly Cohen
, Carli Fitzgerald
, Rachel Hall
, Macie Hauck
, Jaqi Kakalecik
, Sofie Kennedy
, Stephany Parcell
, Molly Seefried
, Charlotte Swavola
, Kelly Syphard
and Kelsey Zenuk
Along with McWilliams and Schweitzer, six other members of the team were named to the President's Honor Roll for having a GPA above 3.5: Tess Bishop
, Lea Britton
, Nina Falcone
, Colleen Guinan
, Keelin Hood
and Jackie Mercer
The team had 23 members achieve over a 3.0 for the spring, with eight of those getting between a 3.6 and 3.9.
"We are fortunate to be provided outstanding support and resources by Temple University
, our academic advising, and our athletic department as a whole," said Rosen. "Still, the student-athletes are the ones who have to do the work. The 3.52 spring GPA is a wonderful recognition of the time and energy they have put in to being great students in the classroom."