Springfield, Mass. – June 19, 2019 – Honored for their hard work in the classroom and in the gym, Cortland’s Emma Schulz and Springfield College’s Jess Clemens have earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Across all Divisions, there were a total of eight women’s gymnasts that earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors, and just two from the Division III ranks.
Schulz, a sophomore Biology major at Cortland, won an NCGA National Championship in the floor exercise in 2019, as she produced a winning score of 9.825 at the national meet on March 23 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Schulz, who carries a 4.08 grade-point average, was Cortland’s first gymnastics national champion since Maddy Scozzie on uneven bars in 2015 and the Red Dragons’ first floor exercise champ since Lindsey Marranca in 2005. In addition to her title on the floor, Schulz also took second on the balance beam with a score of 9.750 to earn All-America honors.
Clemens, who finished her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Biology with a grade-point average of 3.77, capped off an incredible career at Springfield College with an all-america honor in the all-around competition at the 2019 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) National Championships this past March. Clemens, who was also named an All-American in Academics following the 2019 season, was named the NCGA East Gymnast of the Week three times during the 2019 season, as she also broke the team’s all-around record with a 38.750 against Rhode Island College on March 3. Clemens also broke the uneven bars record with a 9.800 at Yale earlier this season.
Among the 95 student-athletes selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III At-Large teams, 14 men and 19 women carry a 4.0 grade-point average or better. The 16 members of the men’s at-large first team carry an average G.P.A. of 3.88, while the 15 members of the women’s at-large team carry an eye-opening 3.99 average G.P.A.