Radford Athletics put together a strong performance on and off the field during the fall 2016 season.
The Highlanders captured two Big South Regular Season Championships, one Big South Tournament Championship and a NCAA Tournament appearance. Radford combined for another successful semester in the classroom as 2016 fall semester grades were finalized late last month.
For the 2016 fall semester, the department grade point average (GPA) was 3.24, while the 2015-16 academic year saw over 60 percent of student-athletes finish with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
“Our student-athletes continue to overachieve academically.” said Stephanie Ballein, Senior Associate AD for Internal Operations. “They deserve all the credit for their performance in the classroom. Their approach to academics is no different than game day, they truly prepare to win.”
Other highlights from the fall 2016 semester include:
69% earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
32 earned a GPA of 4.0.
49 earned Dean’s List honors (3.5 or higher).
Women’s Golf and Softball had 100% of its athletes earn a 3.0 or higher.
Volleyball earned the highest GPA with a 3.71.
Programs over a 3.0 GPA for the fall 2016 semester:
Women’s Cross Country
Student-athletes earning academic awards during fall 2016 semester:
Fraser Colmer – men’s soccer – Big South All-Academic Team
Fraser Colmer – men’s soccer – Big South Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Fraser Colmer – men’s soccer – CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
Fraser Colmer – men’s soccer – CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team
Jo Vetle Rimstad – men’s soccer – NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team
Kelby Jackson – volleyball – Big South All-Academic Team
Hannah Duff – women’s soccer- Big South All-Academic Team
Courtney Rice – women’s cross country – Big South All-Academic Team
Ashenafi Kidanu – men’s cross country – Big South All-Academic Team