ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage student-athletes continued their amazing success in the classroom in calendar year 2012, combining for a record grade-point average of 3.20 over the last two semesters. The mark tops last year’s combined GPA of 3.16 and becomes the 16th time in the past 19 years that UAA's student-athletes have eclipsed a 3.0 GPA.

Twelve of UAA’s 13 teams furnished a 3.0 GPA or better, while 158 student-athletes – 70 percent of all Seawolf competitors – were above a 3.0 for the spring and fall of 2012. Of those, 19 earned a perfect 4.0 for the fall 2012 semester.

For the fourth year in a row, the women’s ski team was the top-ranked team for spring and fall semesters with a 3.46 GPA.

“We continue to take great pride in the academic achievement of our student-athletes, and eclipsing the 3.2 mark as an entire program has long been a goal of ours,” said UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb. “This is particularly gratifying, given their great character and continued athletic success. In addition to our students, I also want to thank our coaches and staff for their significant contributions to these achievements.”

UAA Seawolves 4.0 GPAs – Fall 2012
Andreas Adde, MSKI
Ida Bjerka, WSKI
Marie-Sophie Boggasch, GYM
Cameron Brewington, MSKI
Sarah Freistone, WTF/XC/SKI
Sasha Halfyard, WTF
Alysa Horn, WBB
Alyssa Hutchins, WBB
Gaynor Johansen, WFT
Sarah Johnson, VB
Yevgenii Kisarauskas, MTF
Michael Matyas, HKY
Lasse Molgaard-Nielsen, MSKI
Simone Penker, GYM
Emily Petersen, GYM
Patricia Sprecher, SKI
Quinn Sproule, HKY
Teancum Stafford, MBB
Nikkie Viotto, VB