Nine Midshipmen Gymnasts Earn Academic Honors from CGA
The College Gymnastics Association recently announced its 2017 national academic teams as well as its All-America Scholar-Athletes. As a team, Navy ranked seventh in the nation with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.210, while nine individual Midshipmen were amongst the 151 national student-athletes recognized as All-American Scholar-Athletes.
Recent graduates Wyatt LaPointe and Jonny Tang, rising seniors Vadim Ivanov and Andy Jones, rising junior Christian Correale and rising sophomores Frank Bradley, Cian McConnell, Ryan Orce and Ben Provost all received accolades for posting GPAs above 3.2 for the 2016-17 school year.
LaPointe (history-honors), Correale (mathematics), Provost (mathematics), Jones (applied mathematics), McConnell (aerospace engineering) and Ivanov (applied mathematics) garnered first-team status for their respective GPAs of 3.5 or higher.
Orce (mathematics), Bradley (physics) and Tang (cyber operations) earned All-American Scholar-Athlete Second Team honors for their GPAs between 3.2 and 3.49.
LaPointe, the team captain for the 2016-17 season, highlighted Navy’s effort in the classroom as he was one of seven national gymnasts with a perfect 4.0 GPA during the school year, as well as one of five graduates to have earned first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete honors all four years of their eligibility. He’s joined in that exclusive list by William & Mary’s Neal Courter, Aria Sabbagh and Mat Turnansky, and Illinois’ Joey Peters.
In total, 86 gymnasts received first-team honors, while 65 made their way onto the second team. Nebraska was the top program in terms of team GPA as the Huskers posted a cumulative mark of 3.505. Navy’s seventh-place ranking was second amongst ECAC programs and tops for service academy gymnastics as Air Force stood 15th and Army 16th nationally.
2017 College Gymnastics Association Top-10 Team Results (GPA)
Nebraska – 3.505
Stanford – 3.479
William & Mary – 3.454
Oklahoma – 3.308
Penn State – 3.284
Minnesota – 3.280
Navy – 3.210
Illinois – 3.151
Cal – 3.127
Springfield College – 3.047
First Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athletes
Wyatt LaPointe – history (honors)
Andy Jones – applied mathematics
Cian McConnell – aerospace engineering
Vadim Ivanov – applied mathematics
Second Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athletes
Ryan Orce - mathematics
Frank Bradley - physics
Jonny Tang – cyber operations