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Five SMC rowers earned Gold on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
Five SMC rowers earned Gold on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
Gaels Well Represented On WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
Release: Wednesday 07/11/2012 
by SMC Athletics

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Roughly 40 percent of Saint Mary's student-athletes were named to the West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes that have balanced athletic success with academic excellence.

Of the 98 SMC athletes recognized, seven, including five members of the Saint Mary's rowing team, earned gold honors - which goes to student-athletes with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher.  Sophomore accounting major Katherine Wahl from rowing maintains a perfect 4.0.

Last year, 935 student-athletes garnered honors in the 2010-11 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll. For the fourth consecutive year, the record has been broken as 1,093 student-athletes were honored for possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

"I would like to congratulate the more than one thousand student-athletes who earned their place on this year's West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "Our member institutions are committed to assisting their student-athletes in reaching their highest potential, and breaking the record for number of student-athletes awarded this honor for the fourth year in a row is a testament to that dedication."

The conference recognizes qualifying student-athletes on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll in three separate categories:

4.00-3.75 - Gold Honors
3.74-3.50 - Silver Honors
3.49-3.00 - Bronze Honors