ATLANTA (Blugolds.com) – The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Wednesday the 2016-17 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls, with the Blugolds earning the 8th spot in NCAA Division III.
UW-Eau Claire tallied an impressive team GPA of 3.594. The Blugolds also made the Top 25 in 2014-15 when they finished 15th with a 3.518.
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 GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2016-17 season is the 22nd in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
"The WBCA family is committed to the student-athlete experience and celebrates these teams that have demonstrated excellence in the classroom," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "This year's WBCA Academic Top 25 is a powerful list of teams and their head coaches who have winning cultures that prepare their student-athletes for success in life."