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Barnett named Canisius Student Athlete of the Week


BUFFALO -- Canisius sophomore Ashley Barnett from the softball team has been named the Canisius Student-Athlete of the Week. Barnett, who holds a 3.51 grade point average as an health and wellness major, has played in 51 career games to date, including 37 contests in her rookie season last spring.
The Orange, Calif., native is batting .214 with two doubles and three RBI in 2018. In her freshman season, she hit .232 with 10 runs scored, four doubles, two home runs and eight runs batted in.

The Canisius athletic department has a strong tradition of success in the classroom, with 19 varsity programs recording a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the 2017-18 fall semester. Fourteen teams recorded a team GPA of 3.25 or higher, and the school's 330 student-athletes combined to post a department grade point average of 3.245 in the fall session.
Additionally, the fall of 2017 saw a record 27 student-athletes earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Those 27 student-athletes represent 12 different teams. A total of 227 student-athletes hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, which breaks down to 70 percent of the College's student-athlete population. A total of 52 Canisius student-athletes were named to their respective sport's MAAC All-Academic Team last fall, which is 70 percent of the student-athletes eligible for the honor.
The softball team will return to action on Sunday, March 25 when the Griffs play host to Robert Morris in a non-league doubleheader at the Demske Sports Complex. Game one is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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