May 30, 2012
AUBURN – Not only did Auburn gymnastics enjoy a successful 2012 season in the gym, but the team also enjoyed a fine year in the classroom as it recorded a new program-best grade point average (GPA) of 3.43.
“I am very proud of the team's effort in the classroom this year,” Auburn head coach Jeff Graba said.
“They have really made a determined effort to be tremendous students and I am glad that this effort is showing in the GPAs.”
The GPA reflects the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters. Records exist dating back to 1998 and the average of 3.43 is the highest since that time.
Additionally, Auburn gymnastics posted a 3.51 spring semester GPA, which is the highest regular semester (not summer) average since 1998. In April, Auburn senior Laura Lane was named the SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year. The Tigers have won the award in three-straight years dating back to Krissy Voss in 2010.
Auburn finished the 2012 season with a national rank of 15th, its highest final ranking since 2003. The Tigers recorded the second-highest regional score in program history with a 196.100, the 12th-best regional score in the country.
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