Broncos Are Still Making The Grades

Broncos Are Still Making The Grades
Women's cross country team had the highest collective GPA among Bronco teams.

Cal Poly Pomona's student-athletes have posted some impressive academic numbers in the fall quarter of 2006, the athletic department announced Friday, Dec. 22.

The Broncos had 35 student-athletes make the Dean's List in the fall quarter and 112 of the 230 Cal Poly Pomona student-athletes (49 percent) had grade point averages of 3.0 or better. To make the Dean's List, a student must achieve a quarter grade point average of 3.5 or above.

The department's overall grade point average for the fall quarter was a best-ever 2.95, which eclipsed last fall's previous best of 2.93. Leading the way was the women's cross country team with an outstanding 3.31. Men's basketball was tops among the Cal Poly Pomona male sports with a 3.02 grade point average.

“Our student-athletes are truly representative of the collegiate model that the NCAA emphasizes in Division II. The theme of balancing academics and athletics is reflected in the academic grade reports and in the competitive results of our athletic teams and individuals,” Cal Poly Pomona Director of Athletics Brian Swanson said. “Our student-athletes continue to utilize the outstanding resources that Cal Poly Pomona offers to enhance the experience here.”

Swanson credited the efforts of Academic Counselor Scott Tsuji, Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. David Horner, Eligibility and Compliance Officer Irene Martinez, Student Study Hall Supervisor Sing Wong, the Bronco coaching staffs and Cal Poly Pomona's administration.

“Our dedicated academic support team does an outstanding job assisting every student-athlete in the most effective way,” Swanson said.

Five of the Bronco's athletic programs had team grade point averages above 3.0. Women's cross country was at 3.31, women's volleyball was at 3.11, women's soccer was at 3.10, women's track and field was at 3.06 and men's basketball was at 3.02.

Women's basketball showed the greatest improvement from last spring and was at 2.99. Men's track and field was at 2.96, men's cross country was at 2.87, women's tennis was at 2.85, baseball was at 2.83, men's soccer was at 2.78 and men's tennis was at 2.40.

For a list of Bronco athletes who made the Dean's List visit: