Atlanta, GA (KWSN) - The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has announced its academic team rankings for the 2013-14 season, including The WBCA Academic Top 25; recognizing 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 average (GPA) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2013-14 season is the 19th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
At the Division I level, SDSU ranked 19th in the top 25. The Jackrabbits, coached by Aaron Johnston, compiled a 3.421 team GPA during the 2013-14 academic year. South Dakota State was one of two Summit League teams named to the honor roll (Denver). It’s also the 9th straight year SDSU has appeared in the top 25.
Under Johnston's guidance, South Dakota State has graduated its student-athletes and set a standard of excellence both on the court and in the classroom. The Jackrabbits boast a league-leading three Academic All-Summit League honorees, four CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, a pair of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners, three SDSU Team Academic Awards and a cumulative team GPA of 3.51 during Johnston’s 14 years.
Upper Iowa University was the top honoree in NCAA Division II on the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls for the 2013-14 season, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today. Upper Iowa University posted a GPA of 3.801 to lead all NCAA Division II programs. In all, the NSIC had five teams ranked in the top 25 as MSU Moorhead was ranked 10th, Winona State was 12th, MInnesota Duluth was 17th and Minnesota State was 21st.
Courtesy: SDSU Sports Information and NSIC