8 Gymnasts Named All-American Scholar Athletes

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the second straight year eight men’s gymnastics student-athletes — Cyrus Dobre-Mofid, Austin Hodges, Jack Boyle, Cory Paterson, Andrew Botto, Kevin Johnson, Mark Springett and Todd Beyer —  were named All-American Scholar Athletes for the 2016 season, as announced by the College Gymnastics Association.

Student-athletes must maintain above a 3.500 grade point average (GPA) to qualify for first team and between a 3.200-3.499 GPA to qualify for second team.

Collectively, Iowa placed ninth in the country with a team GPA of 3.126, the team’s first top 10 finish in head coach JD Reive’s tenure.

The Hawkeyes had three gymnasts qualify for First Team All-American Scholar Athlete honors. Dobre-Mofid, going for a master’s degree in strategic communications, grabbed his third straight first team All-American Scholar athlete award, Boyle earned his first CGA Scholar Athlete honor and Hodges qualified for his second straight Scholar Athlete Award.

Five Hawkeyes earned Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete awards. Paterson and Botto both earned their third straight Scholar Athlete honors while Springett, Beyer, and Johnson all qualified for the first time in their career.

Overall, 135 gymnasts were named All-American Scholar Athletes.

First Team All-American Scholar Athletes
Cyrus Dobre-Mofid (RS-Sr): Strategic Communications
Jack Boyle (Sr.): Mechanical Engineering
Austin Hodges (So.): Physical Therapy

Second Team All-American Scholar Athletes
Cory Paterson (Jr.): Business
Andrew Botto (Jr.): Business
Kevin Johnson (Fr.): Open Major
Mark Springett (Jr.): Sports Business
Todd Beyer (Fr.): Pre-chiropractic

CGA Top Academic Teams
1. William and Mary: 3.512
2. Stanford: 3.427
3. Nebraska: 3.392
4. Springfield: 3.391
5. Navy: 3.355
6. Ohio State: 3.274
7. Minnesota: 3.167
8. Oklahoma: 3.131
9. Iowa: 3.126
10. Penn State: 3.123