Eleven Illini Garner All-America Scholar-Athlete Honor
Aug. 7, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Eleven members of the Fighting Illini men's gymnastics team earned All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition from the College Gymnastics Association, and the team earned recognition for having the ninth-best team GPA nationally at 3.111.
"In the never-ending mission of being a student-athlete, academics are always important in our program," head coach Justin Spring said. "We're happy to be ranked in the top 10. We're not just pushing for the 3.0 GPA; we have even higher standards than that. It's important to push academics to be a well-rounded program, and I'm proud of the way our guys performed in the classroom."
Alex Varga, Joey Peters, Cameron Rogers, Mike Wilner and Vince Smurro all received first-team honors, which went to student-athletes with GPAs above 3.5. Max Mayr, Malcolm Brown, Logan Bradley, Andrew Margolis, Jacob Tilsley and Cole Smith all earned second-team honors, which went to athletes above a 3.2 GPA.
Top-10 Academic Teams (Team GPA)