Women’s Basketball Recognized by WBCA for Academic Achievement with Fourth Highest Team Grade Point Average in Division I

first_img 4 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.695 6 University of Wyoming Joe Legerski 3.688 Rank Institution Head Coach GPA The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community college women’s basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade point averages inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2018-19 season is the 24th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls. 2 North Dakota State University Maren Walseth 3.756 Print Friendly Version 1 Western Illinois University JD Gravina 3.767 A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPA’s are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by a WBCA member head coach and a team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated. 3 Robert Morris University Charlie Buscaglia 3.713 7 Youngstown State University John Barnes 3.668 ATLANTA – The Drake University women’s basketball program ranked fourth in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2018-19 season with a 3.695 team grade point average, the WBCA announced Tuesday, July 23. 10 Lehigh University Susan Troyan 3.625 This year’s award marks the sixth-straight season Drake, led by head coach Jennie Baranczyk, is ranked in the top 10 for the prestigious WBCA team academic honor. It also equals the best ranking for the program matching the 2014-15 squad which also ranked fourth in Division I. 8 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Kevin Borseth 3.641 Below is the top 10 for the 2018-19 WBCA Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division I: 5 University of South Dakota Dawn Plitzuweit 3.690 9 Illinois State University Kristen Gillespie 3.636last_img

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