Three Regis University Teams Earn Brechler Award; Women's Golf 2nd Overall

July 03, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Three Regis University teams earned the first annual Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) "Brechler Awards".  The honor goes to the team with the highest cumulative grade point average in their respective sport.

The Ranger baseball team earned a 3.34 GPA, while the record-setting men's soccer team took home the award with a 3.29 GPA.  The women's golf team had the second highest GPA as a team of all the 21 sports winning the award with a 3.72 grade point average. 

The Rangers three team awards tied CSU-Pueblo and Western State with the schools having the most teams represented.

The award is named after Paul W. Brechler, the first Commissioner of the RMAC (1976-1990), who along with his wife Wanda, were the first inductees into the RMAC Hall of Fame. Brechler is also the former athletic director at the University of Iowa and was Commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

Grades were used from the 2012-13 school year. Only student-athletes who used a season of competition were counted. The total quality points for both semesters divided by the total number of credits for both semesters is the formula determined to calculate the team GPA. 

Plaques for each team will be presented at the 2013 RMAC Hall of Fame and Awards banquet on Friday, July 12, at the Colorado Springs Marriott Hotel.

Sport

Winner

GPA

Head Coach

Baseball

Regis University

3.34

Dan McDermott

Men's Basketball

Western New Mexico University

3.18

Mark Coleman

Women's Basketball

Fort Lewis College

3.48

Jason Flores

Men's Cross Country

Metro State University

3.36

John Supsic

Women's Cross Country

Colorado School of Mines

3.65

Chris Siemers

Football

Chadron State College

3.06

Jay Long

 

Men's Golf

CSU-Pueblo

3.46

Josh Koschke

Women's Golf

Regis University

3.72

Paula Bauer

Men's Indoor Track & Field

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

3.11

Mark Misch/David Harmer

Women's Indoor Track & Field

Western State Colorado University

3.47

Chris Bradford

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

3.14

Mark Misch/David Harmer

Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Western State Colorado University

3.53

Chris Bradford

Men's Soccer

Regis University

3.29

Tony McCall

Women's Soccer

Colorado Christian University

3.479

Renee Lopez

Softball

CSU-Pueblo

3.37

Christie Zinati

Men's Swimming & Diving

Colorado School of Mines

3.32

Nate Rothman

Women's Swimming & Diving

University of the Incarnate Word (TX)

3.39

Phillip Davis

Men's Tennis

CSU-Pueblo

3.84

Mark Schleif

Women's Tennis

Western New Mexico University

3.69

Guillaume Dupont

Volleyball

Western State Colorado University

3.44

Katie Moskowitz

Wrestling

Chadron State College

2.98

Brett Hunter