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Making the Grade: Bulldogs Post All-Time High 3.11 Cumulative GPA in 2012-13 and 16 Earn Academic Scholar List Citations

A group of 16 Bulldog student-athletes have been named to the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Academic Scholar List for compiling the highest grade point average during the 2012-13 school year in their respective sports.

Six seniors, one junior, four sophomores and five freshmen, all of whom were 2012- 13 letterwinners, comprise the UMD Athletic Academic Scholar List (*denotes number of previous selections):

Name Sport Yr. Major GPA Hometown
Andy Yetzer* Baseball Sr. Finance 3.77 Lakeville, Minn.
Bryan Sprang* Basketball(M) So. Civil Engineering 4.00 New Brighton, Minn.
Abbie Whitney Basketball(W) Fr. Biochemistry 4.00 Sartell, Minn.
Ted Heikkila Cross Country(M) Fr. Chemical Engineering 4.00 Delano, Minn.
Randi Timerman Cross Country(W) Sr. Molecular Biology 3.89 Stevens Point, Wis.
Andrew Pattock* Football So. Molecular Biology 4.0 Circle Pines, Minn.
Justin Crandall Hockey(M) So. Business, Minn. 3.83 Lakeville, Minn.
Sofia Carlstrom Hockey(W) Fr. Undeclared 4.00 Danderyd, Sweden
Vanessa Thibault*** Hockey(W) Sr. Accounting 4.00 Lachina, Quebec
Kristi Mehrman* Soccer Sr. Civil Engineering 3.97 Duluth, Minn.
Brooke Neuroth Softball Jr. Biology 3.80 Eden Prairie, Minn.
Joe Deters Track(M) Sr. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 3.90 Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Brietta Clementson Track(W) Sr. Early Childhood Education 4.00 Pine City,Minn.
Kayla Trout Track(W) Fr. Biochemistry 4.00 Rochester, Minn.
Bailey Kolles Tennis Sr. Chemical Engineering 3.67 Otsego, Minn.
Samantha Hertaus Volleyball Sr. Biology 3.74 New Prague, Minn.

BULLDOGS MAKE THE GRADE IN 2012-13
Overall, UMD's 409 student-athletes, which includes redshirted freshmen, posted an average GPA of 3.11 (an all-time high) in 2012-13 and of that group, 102 achieved GPAs of 3.50 or above and eight turned in perfect 4.00 figures. During the Fall Semester, the women's soccer Bulldogs produced the best GPA of any UMD teams with a 3.43 mark and women's basketball took top honors in the spring, checking in with a 3.54 figure. On the year, women's basketball registered a department-best 3.435 GPA while women's basketball (3.430) and volleyball (3.27) were next.



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