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Women's Basketball - Fri, Jul. 21, 2017

ATLANTA (July 19, 2017) ­— Grand View University was ranked 6th in the NAIA Division of the 2016-17 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

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 GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2016-17 season is the 22nd in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.

"The WBCA family is committed to the student-athlete experience and celebrates these teams that have demonstrated excellence in the classroom," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "This year's WBCA Academic Top 25 is a powerful list of teams and their head coaches who have winning cultures that prepare their student-athletes for success in life."

 

NAIA

Rank

Institution

Head Coach

GPA

1

Purdue University Northwest

Thomas Megyesi

3.746

2

Mount Marty College

Tom Schlimgen

3.741

3

St. Ambrose University

Krista Van Hauen

3.701

4

Montana State University-Northern

Chris Mouat

3.690

5

Concordia University (Nebraska)

Drew Olson

3.673

6

Grand View University

Garey Smith

3.659

7

Blue Mountain College

Lavon Driskell

3.628

8

Indiana Institute of Technology

Jessie Biggs

3.608

9

University of Rio Grande

David Smalley

3.568

10

Freed-Hardeman University

Dale Neal

3.545

11

Saint Xavier University

Bob Hallberg

3.536

12

Huntington University

Lori Culler

3.530

13

Columbia College

Jessica Keller

3.523

14

University of Great Falls

Bill Himmelberg

3.516

15

Northwestern College

Chris Yaw

3.490

16

Missouri Valley College

Timm Dixon

3.486

17

University of St. Francis

Samantha Quigley Smith

3.483

18

Stephens College

Ray Fron

3.464

19

Cardinal Stritch University

John Pfaffl

3.426

20

Campbellsville University

Ginger Colvin

3.422

21

Concordia University (Michigan)

Thad Sankey

3.412

22

Indiana University East

Tiffani Selhorst

3.382

23

John Brown University

Jeff Soderquist

3.376

24

Kansas Wesleyan University

Ryan Showman

3.370

25

Lyon College

Tracy Stewart-Lange

3.362

A team's GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) earned by the total number of academic 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 GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by the WBCA-member head coach. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.

 
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