Volleyball Completes the Trifecta, Leads all Sports in Spring Term GPA

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June 22, 2010



Corvallis, Ore.; The Oregon State University women's volleyball team completed the trifecta by leading all of the school's intercollegiate teams for spring term grade point average after leading during the first two terms of the school year. Head coach Taras Liskevyc's squad boasts a 3.42 GPA, edging women cross country at 3.36.


Fifteen of the 16 volleyball student-athletes earned GPAs of 3.0 or higher with two earning perfect 4.0 mark. All fifteen have above a 3.0 cumulatively.


I'm very proud of our student-athletes as they led the department academically for the entire year, both in season and out of season, while adding three new faces to the team Liskevych said. “We set a team and individual goal of a 3.0, and I am pleased to say that we have hit our team goal each term since I have been here


Volleyball is also up for the 2010 AVCA Team Academic Award after winning one in 2008.s


With this fourth straight top team GPA, volleyball took the cumulative GPA leader at 3.43 with cross country at 3.36. Eight other teams own 3.00-plus cumulative GPAs, including women's crew (3.26), women’s soccer (3.24), women's basketball (3.20), swimming (3.16), gymnastics (3.15), women';s golf (3.15), softball (3.14) and men's soccer (3.11).


Twenty-two student-athletes posted a 4.00 spring term GPA, with two having a 4.00 cumulative honor.  Ninety-one student-athletes made the Honor Roll.

Volleyball earned the second most Pac-10 All-Academic nods during the 2009 season with six, led by senior Bree Knitter (Fallbrook, Calif.) and junior Jill Sawatzky

(St. Andrews, Manitoba), who were named the first team. Over 100 Oregon State student-athletes were named to Pac-10 All-Academic teams.


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