Claremont, Calif. (July 24, 2013) – Pitzer College congratulates Rhea Jayachandran ’16, Hannah Leib ’16, Alex Oxbourough-Yankus ’14, Ellen Yamasaki ’15 and the entire Women’s Track and Field team for earning the highest team cumulative grade point average in the nation (3.69) in the 2013 season. The US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the results this week.
The Pomona-Pitzer’s 3.69 GPA edged out George Fox University’s 3.66. Washington University in St. Louis finished in third place with a 3.58.
About Pitzer College
Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.