Spalding’s Cura, Ranschaert & Rhodes Named Academic All-Americans

Spalding’s Cura, Ranschaert & Rhodes Named Academic All-Americans

Spalding University Athletics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two national collegiate bowling coaches associations recently announced their Academic All-American teams for the 2015-16 academic year.

Spalding’s Breanne Cura (Occupational Therapy) and Ariel Rhodes (Elementary Education) were named to the 2015-2016 National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Academic All-American Honorable Mentioned team. This is Cura’s second year for this award and Rhodes’ first.  The NTCA is the NCAA Bowling Coaches Association.

To be honored, student-athletes had to achieve a minimum of a 3.4 grade point average during the recent academic year.

The National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) also recently awarded their annual Academic All-American awards. Breanne Cura (Occupational Therapy), Kayla Ranschaert (Nursing) and Ariel Rhodes (Elementary Education) were named to this list.  This is Cura’s second year for this award, Ranschaert’s second year and Rhodes’ first year.  The NCBCA is the United State Bowling Congress (USBC) Coaches Association.

The award requires a 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale through the Fall 2015 semester.

Coach Barb Schwiermann is extremely excited about these accomplishments.  “These are two of the highest academic awards among national collegiate athletics.  Each of these student-athletes works very hard in and out of the classroom, so I am proud and happy they are receiving the recognition they deserve. Congratulations to all.”