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Baylor Student-Athletes Continue to Excel in Classroom

WACO, Texas - For the fifth straight year BU produced 600 or more total Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selections as 669 BU student-athletes were so honored in 2015-16--349 for the 2015 fall term and 320 for the 2016 spring semester.  

Of those earning 2015-16 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition, 92 were named with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for at least one of the two terms--53 in the fall semester and 39 for the spring term. Student-athletes must achieve a minimum 3.00 semester grade-point average to earn Commissioner's Honor Roll status.

Baylor has had at least 200 student-athletes earn Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition in each of the last 18 semesters with 300 or more being so honored in 11 of the last 12 terms.

In each of the last 16 semesters, the cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of all Baylor teams has been above a 3.0, with the last 11 terms (spring 2011,fall 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013, spring 2014, fall 2014 and spring 2015, fall 2015 and spring 2016) producing the highest semester GPAs in school history for any term.

For both the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters, BU student-athletes produced the highest one semester GPA on record with a 3.28 mark. At the completion of the fall 2015 semester, three teams (women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf) had posted their highest GPA. For the spring 2016 term, four teams (baseball, acrobatics & tumbling, men’s cross country and men’s tennis) posted the team’s highest GPA. Overall, 16 teams posted a 3.0 GPA or better for either the fall or spring semester, including 15 squads with 3.0 or above for both terms.

The Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll is an inclusive honor for varsity sports sponsored by the league membership. The Honor Roll is recorded and released each semester and recognizes those student-athletes who had a 3.00 or better grade-point average in the previous semester. More than 3,000 student-athletes each semester have been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the league's 19-year history. Baylor has had more than 8,000 student-athletes honored since the Honor Roll began.

The spring 2016 semester proved yet again that Baylor student-athletes dominate not only on the field, but also in the classroom. This semester, 108 student-athletes from Baylor's varsity sports were named to the 2016 spring Dean's List. Dean's List recognition is awarded to Baylor students with a 3.7 grade-point average, enrolled in at least 12 hours and who make no grade lower than a C.

Spring Semester By the Numbers

4.0 GPA – 39

Courtney Pate – Acrobatics & Tumbling

Allison Steele – Acrobatics & Tumbling

Anna Webb – Acrobatics & Tumbling

Kirby Hill – Baseball

West Tunnell – Baseball

Riley Chador – Equestrian

Shannon Hogue – Equestrian

Samantha Howell – Equestrian

Lorin Salazar – Equestrian

Karyn Simpson – Equestrian

Jonathan Davis – Men’s Basketball

Matthew Perrine – Men’s Golf

Jimmy Bendeck – Men’s Tennis

Tomas Charlos – Men’s Tennis

Blake Bostick – Men’s Track

Greg Bostick – Men’s Track

Paul Gaschen – Men’s Track

John Ryan Hardy – Men’s Track

Sean McCullough – Men’s Track

Matthew Parham – Men’s Track

Kyle Scanlan – Men’s Track

Bridget Hamway – Soccer

Ashleigh James – Soccer

Julie James – Soccer

Robin Landrith – Softball

Jessica Tomchesson – Softball

Zoe Adom – Volleyball

Adrien Richburg – Volleyball

Alexandria Gulley – Women’s Basketball

Dylan Kim – Women’s Golf

Allison Kuntz – Women’s Golf

Giovana Maymon – Women’s Golf

Blair Shankle – Women’s Tennis

Tamara McVickar – Women’s Track

Maggie Montoya – Women’s Track

Jenna Pfeiffer – Women’s Track

Leila Rohde – Women’s Track

Megan Rule – Women’s Track

Catherine Zabilski – Women’s Track

Baylor Dean’s List – 108

Acrobatics & Tumbling – 11

Baseball – 6

Equestrian – 19

Football – 1

Men’s Basketball – 2

Men’s Golf – 5

Men’s Tennis – 7

Men’s Track – 13

Soccer – 11

Softball – 6

Volleyball – 3

Women’s Basketball – 1

Women’s Golf – 7

Women’s Tennis – 4

Women’s Track – 12

Spring 2016 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll – 320

Acrobatics & Tumbling – 32

Baseball – 28

Equestrian – 52

Football – 27

Men’s Basketball – 3

Men’s Golf – 12

Men’s Tennis – 11

Men’s Track – 30

Soccer – 29

Softball – 19

Volleyball – 11

Women’s Basketball – 5

Women’s Golf – 11

Women’s Tennis – 9

Women’s Track – 41

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