Three WPI winners of the NCAA Elite 90 Awards

From left, Katherine Pawlak, Lindsay Ambrosino, and Ashley Schuliger

Three WPI Spring Athletes Win NCAA Award for Highest GPA

Three senior student-athletes were recognized for their 4.0 grade-point averages, winning the NCAA Elite 90 Award in their respective sport: Lindsay Ambrosino, softball; Ashley Schuliger, women’s rowing; and Katherine Pawlak, track and field. The honor is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade point average participating at the final site of each of the NCAA’s 90 championships.

Only two other WPI student-athletes have won the award: Tim Petri of men’s swimming and diving in 2017 and Sarah St. Pierre of women’s rowing in 2019.

Ambrosino was announced as the award winner for the NCAA Softball Tournament Championship prior to the first pitch at Moyer Park in Salem, Va. The shortstop is an electrical and computer engineering and biomedical engineering double major. WPI earned a spot in the championship final for the first time in program history after besting Tufts in the Worcester Super Regional.

Schuliger, a computer science major with a minor in data science, was honored at the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla.

Pawlak, a mechanical engineering major with a minor in robotics engineering, took the podium for the women’s track and field NCAA Elite 90 award at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

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