Women’s Basketball Recognized by WBCA for Outstanding Academic Achievement

first_img 3 St. Francis College John  Thurston 3.749 4 Robert Morris University Charlie Buscaglia 3.748 7 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.653 2 Western Illinois University Jd Gravina 3.751 Rank Institution Head Coach GPA Print Friendly Version 8 South Dakota State University Aaron Johnston 3.641 This year’s award marks the fifth-straight season Drake, led by head coach Jennie Baranczyk, is ranked in the top 10 for the prestigious WBCA team academic honor. ATLANTA – The Drake University women’s basketball program ranked seventh in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2017-18 season with a 3.653 team grade point average, the WBCA announced Tuesday, July 31. 5 Loyola University Maryland Joseph Logan 3.736 10 Youngstown State University John Vogel 3.615 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. 9 Creighton University Jim Flanery 3.633 6 University of Idaho Jon Newlee 3.691 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 2017-18 season is the 23rd in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls. 1 University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Kevin Borseth 3.753 Below is the top 10 for the 2017-18 WBCA Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division I:last_img read more