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Titan Gymnasts Rank Sixth in Nation Academically

Aug. 7, 2008

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Jessica Merriam beginning a gymnastic routine

Jessica Merriam had a perfect 4.0 grade point average to lead the Titans' gymnastics team to a sixth-place national ranking this year. Photo by Matt Brown

Cal State Fullerton women's gymnastics placed sixth in the nation in the 2007-08 academic standings compiled by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches.

The Titans' combined grade point average for the year was 3.5867, led by Jessica Merriam with a perfect 4.00. Southeast Missouri State finished at No. 1 at 3.82, followed by Winona State, Southern Utah, Michigan State, Ithaca and then Fullerton.

"I am very proud of the girls," said Head Coach Jill Hicks. "Three years ago when I got here, the Titans' gymnastics team was not in the top 50. They have made quite a jump."

Complete team and individual standings are posted on the Titans' athletic website at

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