USC Aiken Womens Basketball Honored for Performance in the Classroom
ATLANTA – USC Aiken was ranked 22nd in the Women’s
Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 2009-10 Top 25 Team Honor
Under the guidance of head coach Mike Brandt, the Pacers concluded the 2009-10 season with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.442.
USC Aiken is the only Peach Belt Conference institution on the prestigious list in 2009-10.
The ranking of 22nd marks the second-highest ever ranking in the WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll for USC Aiken. The Pacers were 14th in the 2000-01 Top 25 Team Honor Roll, but the 2000-01 Pacers helmed by Phil Stern owned a slightly lower GPA at 3.429.
The Pacers’ 2009-10 team GPA is also the highest GPA among all PBC institutions in the history of the WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll. North Georgia earned a ranking of 14th in the 2005-06 season, but they had a 3.435 GPA.
This award, given in NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and Junior College/Community College, awards teams throughout the nation that carry the highest grade point averages (GPA) for the entire season based on the nomination submitted by WBCA-member head coaches.
GPAs are calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by each student-athlete on an institution's roster in the given academic terms by the total number of hours earned by the team. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2007, teams making the list of Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll must obtain at least a 3.000 overall GPA.
1 Michigan Technological University 3.732
2 Chadron State College 3.641
3 Rockhurst University 3.635
4 Saint Martin's University 3.591
5 Ashland University 3.551
6 Holy Family University 3.548
7 Regis University 3.534
8 Saint Thomas Aquinas 3.524
9 Missouri Western State 3.521
10 Maryville University-St Louis 3.517
11 University of Findlay 3.506
12 Gannon University 3.491
13 Adelphi University 3.474
T14 Seton Hill University 3.473
T14 Fort Hays State University 3.473
16 Northwood University 3.466
17 Saint Michael's College 3.464
18 Wayne State College 3.454
19 Montana State University - Billings 3.451
20 Winona State University 3.446
21 West Chester University of Pennsylvania 3.443
22 USC Aiken 3.442
23 Fort Lewis College 3.428
24 West Liberty University 3.408
25 University of Nebraska - Omaha 3.403