Ranger of the Week: All 4.0 student-athletes

Thirty-six perfect GPAs highlight an impressive fall semester


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Athletics Department is committed to a balanced student-athlete experience that develops future leaders and active community members. As the only NCAA Division II member in the state of Wisconsin, we strive to live the “Life in the Balance” philosophy by promoting academic excellence, athletic success, and community engagement to ensure personal growth and development.

Parkside Athletics announced impressive numbers in the classroom on Wednesday (Dec. 28), with the Rangers student-athletes recording a 3.41 departmental GPA in the fall of 2022. 

“We are again so impressed with the academic performance of our student-athletes,” said Andrew Gavin, Director of Athletics. “Our Rangers continue to display their work ethic and commitment to balancing the demands of performing at a high-level athletically and academically. I also commend Assistant AD/Student-Athlete Success Ashley Beaton Simpson for her leadership and our coaches for supporting and prioritizing the academics of our student-athletes.”

In total, 147 or 55% of student-athletes recorded a 3.5 GPA or higher this fall, with 36 of those recording a 4.0. All 13 programs had a 3.0 or higher GPA for the fourth-straight semester. Women’s basketball had the highest GPA of all teams with a 3.7. Men’s golf was the highest on the men’s side with a 3.66. Women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s golf, and softball all had a team GPA of 3.55 or better this fall. 

The 36 student-athletes that finished with a perfect 4.0 GPA were:

  • Alysha Brickl, volleyball
  • Kalista Butkiewicz, women’s cross country/track & field
  • Andrew Conrad, men’s golf
  • Shelly Deisz, softball
  • Thomas Doherty, men’s cross country/track & field
  • Paty Gallasova, women’s basketball
  • Robin Hermann, men’s soccer
  • Phoebe Hillery, women’s soccer
  • Ethan Ivan, men’s basketball
  • Makenzie Kaput, women’s soccer
  • Simon Koehne, men’s soccer
  • Maddie Laszewski, women’s soccer
  • Maja Leidefors, women’s basketball
  • Nate Lloyd, wrestling
  • Dalton Metzdorf, men’s cross country/track & field
  • Walker Miller, men’s cross country/track & field
  • Sonja Mitrovic, women’s cross country/track & field
  • Jaime Mohs, women’s soccer
  • Jose Monroy, men’s cross country/track & field
  • Johnathon Nowacki, men’s cross country/track & field
  • Tanner Olson, men’s golf
  • Jules Peycelon, men’s soccer
  • Lars Popp, men’s soccer
  • Jadynn Powell, softball
  • Ella Rondeau, women’s cross country/track & field
  • Reese Rossnagel, volleyball
  • Lexy Sams, women’s cross country/track & field
  • Katherine Sim, women’s cross country/track & field
  • Logan Sivak, softball
  • Myah Strokosch, women’s soccer
  • Joe Swanson, wrestling
  • Amber Tomazevic, women’s cross country/track & field
  • Elizabeth Truckenbrod, volleyball
  • Makayla Wesemann, women’s soccer
  • Reece Worachek, wrestling
  • Kendal Zeiter, women’s basketball & volleyball