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Three Teams Represented On WBCA Academic Top 25

Three Teams Represented On WBCA Academic Top 25

WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll Release

ATLANTA -- The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its Academic Team Honor Roll, and three Ivy League women’s basketball teams were among the top-25 in the nation in GPA.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually 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 average (GPA) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2013-14 season was the 19th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.

Cornell was the first Ivy League team listed, coming in at No. 20. The Big Red was followed by Yale (No. 23) and Brown (No. 24).

The Ivy League is one of three conferences to place three teams on the list, as the Summit League and Missouri Valley Conference also accomplished the feat.

Yale earned the honor for the third-straight season, while Brown and Cornell received the award for the second-consecutive year.

Rank Institution 2013-14 Coach Team GPA
1 University of Missouri-Kansas City Marsha Frese
2 Eastern Washington University Wendy Schuller 3.615
3 University of Northern Colorado       
Jaime White 3.614
4 St. Francis College (N.Y.)       
John Thurston 3.608
5 Western Illinois University JD Gravina 3.607
6 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.571
7 University of Northern Iowa Tanya Warren 3.565
8 DePaul University** Douglas Bruno 3.559
9 Illinois State University Barb Smith 3.549
10 Utah Valley University Cathy Nixon 3.543
11 Florida Gulf Coast University** Karl Smesko 3.521
12 Houston Baptist University Donna Finnie 3.514
13 American University Megan Gebbia 3.510
14 University of Denver Kerry Cremeans 3.498
15 Northern Kentucky University Dawn Plitzuweit 3.484
16 Austin Peay State University Carrie Daniels 3.465
17 Lehigh University Susan Troyan 3.451
18 Belmont University Cameron Newbauer 3.433
19 South Dakota State University Aaron Johnston 3.421
20 Cornell University Dayna Smith 3.420
21 Arizona State University** Charli Turner Thorne 3.412
22 Colorado State University Ryun Williams 3.399
23 Yale University Chris Gobrecht 3.397
24 Brown University Jean Marie Burr* 3.394
25 Bowling Green State University Jennifer Roos 3.384



















*-left after season
**NCAA tournament