Bronco gymnasts boast eighth highest GPA in the nation

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| WMU News
Photo of Kayla Weber.

Kayla Weber

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's gymnastics program maintained the eighth highest grade point average in the nation for the 2014-15 academic year, according to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women.

Collectively, the Broncos carried a 3.6075 GPA, marking the sixth-straight year WMU has finished in the top 15 nationally. The team had the highest GPA among Mid-American Conference institutions and were one of three MAC teams to place in the top 15. Overall, 11 Bronco student-athletes earned spots on the NACGC/W All-Academic team, including nine returners to the 2016 roster.

Kayla Weber of Canton led the team with a perfect 4.0. She is entering her senior season and studying biomedical sciences. Second-year Bronco Courtney Bergstrom of Culver City, California, also had a 4.0, followed by fellow sophomore Anna Corbett of Geneva, Illinois, with a 3.91.

The academic success is nothing new for WMU. Last year, the Broncos were fourth in the nation with a 3.6567 GPA and the team boasted the second-best GPA in the nation in 2013 (3.8086), which was the highest GPA on record for any team ever at the University. The Broncos ranked ninth nationally in 2012 (3.5335), 12th in 2011 (3.5190) and fourth in 2010 (3.6323).

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