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Weekend Athletics Roundup: Towson’s student-athletes continue success in the classroom

Twelve Towson athletic teams have improved their cumulative GPA from the Fall 2013 semester.

Twelve Towson athletic teams have improved their cumulative GPA during the Fall 2014 semester from the previous year.

Towson University’s student-athletes continue to succeed both on the playing field and in the classroom.

The 2014 fall academic term proved to be one of the best academic terms ever for Towson student-athletes, as 277 out of 488 (56.76 percent) received a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) or higher.

Fourteen Towson University athletic teams has a cumulative GPA over 3.00,,and 126 student-athletes made the Dean’s list with a 3.50 GPA or higher.

“I’m extremely proud of our student-athletes as a whole,” said Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Achievement, Geoff Gordon. “I’m proud of their hard work and perseverance in the classroom. They continue to grow and exemplify the true meaning of student-athlete.”

Several teams showed continued improvement in the classroom, as 12 teams raised their semester team GPA from the fall 2013 academic term.

Swimming and Diving teams continue its hot start.

The Towson University women’s swimming and diving team continued their dual-meet undefeated streak on Saturday afternoon with a win over conference rival Delaware.

The Tigers won 205-95 and improved their record to 9-0, including a 4-0 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), with the win.

The Tigers got off to a strong start, picking up wins in the first six events of the meet. Towson took the first win of the day in the 200-yard medley relay. They would also end the event by taking the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Macey Arnold, who was named CAA Swimmer of the Week, picked up wins in the 200- and 500 yard freestyle events, along with being part of the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Charlotte Holz picked up wins in the 100-yard backstroke and was apart of both relay teams. Victoria Oslund also took home wins in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly evens. Oslund also was part of both winning relay teams.

The Towson men’s swimming and diving team also picked up a win at Delaware, improving its record to 7-1, 3-0 in the CAA..

Matt McKenney led the way with four wins, while earning CAA ‘Swimmer of the Week’ honors. McKenney picked up wins in the 200-yard medley relay, the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events.

Both teams will return home this Saturday, Jan. 24, to host Johns Hopkins in the final home meet of the season. The meet will also serve as the team’s Senior Day.

Other Athletics News:

  • The Towson women’s basketball team fell 58-43 at Elon on Sunday. Dominique Johnson had 11 points and six assists to lead the Tigers on the afternoon.
  • John Davis scored 24 points, but the Towson men’s basketball team couldn’t overcome William & Mary at home. The Tigers were defeated 85-72 at SECU Arena on Saturday.
  • Towson University gymnastics hosts its first home meet on Sunday at SECU Arena at 4 p.m. The Tigers will compete against West Chester, William & Mary and North Carolina.
  • Towson University has announced its 2015 Signing Day event at Charles Village Pub on Wednesday Feb. 4. The Towson football team will release its 2015 schedule, put season tickets on sale and announce their recruiting class for the new season.

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