Women's Basketball In Top 25 Nationally in Academics

Women's Basketball In Top 25 Nationally in Academics

(ATLANTA) ­— The athletic teams at Walsh continue to bring in more academic honors. This time it's the women's basketball team that has earned a spot in the national top 25 in academics with a 3.574 team GPA. That was good enough to place them on the 2017-18 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls announced today by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2017-18 season is the 23nd in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.

"The WBCA is pleased to recognize those women's basketball programs that have committed themselves to excellence on the court and in the classroom," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew.  "The 119 teams we honor this year strive to achieve all-around success and we commend their efforts. Congratulations!"

Here is the 2017-18 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for Division II. The head coach listed for each institution was its head coach during the 2017-18 season.

NCAA Division II

Rank

Institution

Head Coach

GPA

1

Michigan Technological University

Kim Cameron

3.796

2

Purdue University Northwest

Tom Megyesi

3.755

3

Lubbock Christian University

Steve Gomez

3.750

4

University of Findlay

James Wiedie

3.706

5

Lenoir Rhyne University

Cameron Sealey

3.701

6

Ashland University

Robyn Fralick

3.699

7

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Karla Nelson

3.686

8

Rockhurst University

Larry Park

3.683

9

Univ. of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Lynn Plett

3.682

10

Wayne State College

Chris Kielsmeier

3.677

11

McKendree University

Kari Kerkhoff

3.673

12

University of the Sciences

Jackie Hartzell

3.672

13

Fort Hays State University

Tony Hobson

3.667

14

Regis University

Molly Marrin

3.648

15

Seton Hill University

Mark Katarski

3.643

T16

University of Southern Indiana

Rick Stein

3.640

T16

Fort Lewis College

Jason Flores

3.640

18

Augustana University

Dave Krauth

3.634

19

Gannon University

James Brunelli

3.615

20

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Emilee Thiesse

3.611

21

University of Mary

Rick Neumann

3.596

22

Quincy University

Jenifer Garber

3.589

23

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Lisa Nuxol-Wilson

3.584

24

Saginaw Valley State University

Jamie Pewinski

3.575

25

Walsh University

Katie  Bruce

3.574