UW Student-Athletes Excel in the Classroom During 2015 Spring Semester

June 16, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Front photo features women's golfers Emily Wood, Dana Zamprelli and Samantha Stancato.

University of Wyoming student-athletes concluded the 2015 spring semester with one of their most impressive accomplishments of the year, and that accomplishment came in the classroom. A total of 233 UW student-athletes achieved a spring semester grade point average of 3.00 or better, while 131 of those individuals achieved a 3.50 or greater semester gpa and 43 posted perfect 4.00 gpas for the spring semester.

There were 370 student-athletes on UW rosters during the 2014-15 academic year. The 233 who earned 3.00 or higher gpas for the spring semester equates to 63.0 percent of the total student-athlete population at UW this past year.

"I want to congratulate the student-athletes first and foremost for their hard work and dedication to excelling in the classroom once again this past semester," said University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman. "Student-athletes have many demands put on their time, and it takes a great deal of discipline to not only manage those demands but to excel academically in addition to athletically. We are very proud of the way these young men and women represent us in the classroom and in competition.

"I want to recognize the fantastic work done by our academic support staff within our athletics department. Their dedication is second to none.

"I also tip my hat to our coaches for the job they've done in identifying the true student-athlete during the recruiting process.

"For over 60 percent of our student-athletes to be achieving at a 3.00 or better is phenomenal."

All of Wyoming's athletic teams had representatives on the list of individuals achieving a 3.00 or better semester gpa. A total of 10 different sports were represented on the list of individuals who had a 4.00 gpa.

The 233 student-athletes are studying a wide range of college majors at UW. In fact, the 233 individuals are pursuing degrees in 63 different majors.

See the names that follow of the 43 UW student-athletes who achieved a perfect 4.00 grade point average for the 2015 spring semester.

University of Wyoming Student-Athletes
Who Achieved a Perfect 4.00 Grade Point Average
for the 2015 Spring Semester

Football
Rafe Kiely, Sr., Wheaton, Ill.
Nick Smith, RFr., Merritt Island, Fla.

Men's Golf
Cole Bundy, Fr., Fort Collins, Colo.
Glenn Workman, Fr., Pueblo, Colo.

Women's Golf
Klara Castillo, Fr., Albuquerque, N.M.
Samantha Stancato, Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
Emily Wood, Gr., Salida, Colo.
Dana Zamprelli, Gr., Castle Rock, Colo.

Women's Soccer
Alisha Bass, RSo., Sydney, Australia
Kimmy Burbank, RSo., Spring Branch, Texas
Hayley Charlton, Sr., Warrenville, Ill.
Laurel Ramer, Jr., Kasson, Minn.
Shelby Shorb, So., Rapid City, S.D.

Men's Swimming and Diving
Colin Brinkman, Fr., Commerce Township, Mich.
Ryan Nelson, Jr., Huntington Beach, Calif.
Slade Sheaffer, Fr., Laramie, Wyo.

Women's Swimming and Diving
Molly Coonce, Jr., Batavia, Ill.
Casey Duckworth, So., Costa Mesa, Calif.
Nicole Hlavacek, Jr., Loveland, Colo.
Aliyah Mikulski, Sr., Houston, Texas

Men's Track and Field
Aaron Derner, Sr., Waterford, Wis.
Isaac Kiefer, RFr., Buffalo, Wyo.
Aaron Praska, Gr., Longmont, Colo.
Mike Seas, Jr., Celina, Ohio
Caleb Seeton, So., Fort Collins, Colo.
Harrison Simmons, Fr., Gillette, Wyo.

Women's Track and Field
Danielle Alexander, So., Cheyenne, Wyo.
McKenzie Brogan, Jr., Golden, Colo.
Catherine Cloetta, Jr., Jackson, Wyo.
Quinn DeStefano, Fr., Gillette, Wyo.
Devon England, Sr., Cheyenne, Wyo.
Taylor Gardner, Gr., Sheridan, Wyo.
Mary Kozlowski, So., Laramie, Wyo.
Hannah Lloyd, Gr., Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Sidney Merrill, So., Akron, Colo.
Kim Robertson, Fr., Lovell, Wyo.
Ashley Sondag, Fr., Casper, Wyo.

Volleyball
Lily Austin, So., Nampa, Idaho
Laura Beach, Jr., Lakewood, Colo.
Emily Hines, RFr., Olathe, Kan.

Wrestling
Dakota Friesth, Sr., Adel, Iowa
Luke Paine, RFr., Billings, Mont.
Brandon Richardson, Sr., Rathdrum, Idaho