Edgewood College: Student-athletes continue to excel

Contact: Ed Taylor, Director of Marketing & Communications 608-663-2333

Madison, Wis. (February 23, 2011) – Edgewood College student-athletes proved once again that excellence in athletics and academics go hand-in-hand. Eagle athletes from all 16 varsity sports turned in a combined grade point average of 3.37 for the 2010 fall semester. Every Eagle program recorded a team grade point average higher than 3.00.

The women’s track team led by head coach Bethany Brewster led the department with a 3.63 grade point average, including three student-athletes with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. The newly restored men’s tennis program, coached by Ben Oestreich, had the highest GPA among men’s teams with a 3.62 cumulative average. Women’s golf (3.60 GPA), women’s basketball (3.51 GPA) and men’s cross country (3.51 GPA) all recorded grade point averages higher than 3.50.

“Eagle student-athletes have embraced the identity of scholar-athletes,” Athletic Director Al Brisack said. “Our staff is very proud of the student-athletes’ commitment to reaching their potential in the classroom, as well as on the court and field. Of course, this kind of academic success is a result of the learning community we enjoy here, and the relationships the student-athletes develop with our coaching staff, academic support staff and outstanding faculty.”

About Edgewood College

Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit http://www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.