Women’s Basketball Program Recognized By WBCA For Academic Achievement

first_img Rank Institution Head Coach GPA 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. Below is the top 10 for the 2015-16 WBCA Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division I: 8 University of Northern Iowa Tanya Warren 3.565 5 Houston Baptist University Donna Finnie 3.612 1 St. Francis College (New York) John Thurston 3.712 This year’s award marks the third straight season Drake women’s basketball has ranked in the top 10 for the prestigious team academic accolade. 2 University of South Dakota Dawn Plitzuweit 3.691 4 Eastern Washington University Wendy Schuller 3.637 7 St. Bonaventure University Jim Crowley 3.575 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 2015-16 season is the 21st in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls. 10 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.546 3 Youngstown State University John Barnes 3.639 6 Belmont University Cameron Newbauer 3.591 9 Loyola University Maryland Joe Logan 3.556 ATLANTA – The Drake University women’s basketball program ranked 10th in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2015-16 season, the WBCA announced Tuesday, Aug. 2.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img