Seton alumni from the Class of 2011 now studying at the University of Arizona earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.342, the highest of graduates from any Arizona high school that sent at least 10 students to the Tucson school that year.

CHANDLER — The University of Arizona awarded Seton Catholic Preparatory High School the 2011-2012 University Cup Award. Since 1929, the University Cup has gone to an Arizona high school where at least 10 graduates joined UA’s freshman class and cumulatively earned the highest grade point average.

Seton Catholic Prep’s 16 graduates from the class of 2011 earned a cumulative GPA of 3.342 during their freshman year at UA.

“We’re incredibly proud of these students,” said David Sorkin, Seton Catholic Prep assistant principal. “They are a testament to Seton Catholic Prep’s commitment to excelling academics and they exemplify our enriching college preparatory experience. They are to be commended.”

In addition to the trophy and the recognition for its former students’ efforts, Seton Catholic Prep will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship that will be given to a Seton Catholic Prep graduate entering the UA for fall 2013.

“The University of Arizona is fortunate to attract the very best high school students from Arizona and all over the country,” said Rafael Meza, director, Undergraduate Recruitment.

“The UA Office of Admissions maintains the proud tradition of recognizing these top students and their respective high schools for their academic performance. We look forward to the continued academic success of these great students and thank them for enriching our Wildcat community.”

Seton alumni from the class of 2011 who earned their alma mater the University Cup are:

• Molly Brady of Chandler
• Gabrielle Bruggeman of Gilbert
• Kellee Bucher of Chandler
• Sabrina Carlos of Chandler
• Megan Cervantes of Gilbert
• Garrett Doughty of Chandler
• Ryan Grady of Tempe
• Sabrina Haase of Chandler
• Maxwell Henkhaus of Chandler
• Kevin Johnson of Chandler
• Jungmin Kim of Chandler
• Sung Kim of Gilbert
• Cayley McLean of Tempe
• Robert Nelsen of Fountain Hills
• Renee Reyes of Gilbert
• Christopher Russell of Gilbert

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