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July 18, 2013

Bearcats earn WBCA academic honors

 

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State women’s basketball team was honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as having a top 25 GPA in NCAA division II for the 2012-13 season.
The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes women’s basketball teams across the nation in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, the NAIA, and junior/community colleges that carry the highest combined grade point averages (GPAs) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2012-13 season is the 18th in which the WBCA has produced the honor rolls.
Northwest ranks fifth in the top 25 and is the highest ranking MIAA institution with a team GPA of 3.577. The Bearcats finished last season 15-13 including a 77-72 upset over Missouri Southern in the opening round of the MIAA tournament.
NCAA Division II Ranking
Rank     Institution                                             Team GPA
1            Ohio Dominican University                 3.699
2            Seton Hill University                             3.646
3            Maryville University                              3.644
4            Drury University                                     3.587
5           Northwest Missouri State University 3.577
6           King University                                       3.572
7           Lindenwood University                         3.541
8           Colorado Mesa University                    3.525
9           Michigan Technological University     3.524
10         Montana State University Billings      3.521
11         Ashland University                                3.517
12         Lake Erie College                                   3.511
13         Southern New Hampshire University 3.504
14         Fort Hays State University                   3.500
T15      Fort Lewis College                                  3.492
T15      Ursuline College                                     3.492
17        Winona State University                       3.489
18        Minnesota St. University - Mankato   3.483
19        Gannon University                                 3.469
20        Rockhurst University                             3.467
21        Shorter Univeristy                                 3.465
22       Minnesota St. University Moorhead   3.464
23       University of the Sciences in Phil.        3.461
24       Upper Iowa University                           3.448
25     Wayne State College                        3.444

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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