Aug. 7, 2014
The College Gymnastics Association recently announced its 2014 national academic teams as well as its All-America Scholar-Athletes. As a team, Navy ranked fourth in the nation in with a team grade point average of 3.304, while nine Midshipmen were honored as All-America Scholar-Athletes. Rising seniors Joshua Steves and Ian Grinaski, rising juniors Josh Gong, Connor Westrick, David Frick, Eric Morrison, Eric Poletti and Andrew Potts and rising sophomore Wyatt Lapointe garnered All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades for posting GPAs above 3.2.
Steves (honors mathematics), Grinaski (astrophysics), Gong (physics), Westrick (systems engineering), Frick (mathematics), Poletti (mathematics) and LaPointe (history) all garnered first-team status by posting GPAs of 3.6 or higher.
Potts (quantitative economics) and Morrison (cyber operations) earned second-team All-America Scholar-Athlete honors for their GPAs between 3.2 and 3.49, respectively.
Led by Steves, a three-time honoree, seven Mids are multi-year honorees. Morrison and LaPointe are the two newcomers to the list.
Of note, Navy's team GPA of 3.304 is the highest that the program has ever recorded since the team award began in 1991, while the Mids' fourth-place team standing is the highest since 2007 when they were ranked third with a 3.207 GPA.
In total, 77 gymnasts received first-team honors for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher, while 63 were recognized on the second team with a GPA between 3.2-3.49. William & Mary led the nation with a team GPA of 3.622.