W&L Women's Basketball Honored by the WBCA

W&L Women's Basketball Honored by the WBCA

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) recently announced its 2009-10 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll and the Washington and Lee women’s basketball team was among the programs recognized for their work in the classroom.

Washington and Lee ranked 20 out of the Top 25 Division III squads with a 3.434 combined team grade point average (GPA). Carnegie Mellon University topped the Division III honor roll with a 3.616 team GPA.

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.

The Generals finished the 2009-10 campaign with an 18-10 overall record and a 14-6 league mark, both program-bests. The third-seeded Generals captured the program’s first-ever ODAC title with wins over Guilford, Eastern Mennonite and Virginia Wesleyan before advancing to the NCAA Division III tournament, where they fell to Christopher Newport in first-round action.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for NCAA Division III is as follows:

          School–2009-10 Head Coach–Team GPA
1        Carnegie Mellon University–Geraldine Seidl–3.616
2        Centenary College–Lorie Khalil–3.613
T3      University of Redlands–Rich Murphy–3.566
T3      Emerson College–Bill Gould–3.566
5        William Smith College–Lindsay Drury–3.547
6        University of The South–Dickie McCarthy–3.537
7        Simpson College–Brian Niemuth–3.535
8        Luther College–Jane Hildebrand–3.520
9        Finlandia University–Curtis Wittenberg–3.508
10      University of Wisconsin - La Crosse–Lois Heeren–3.495
11      Gustavus Adolphus College–Mickey Haller–3.494
12      Emory University–Christy Thomaskutty–3.481
13      McDaniel College–Becky Martin–3.478
14      Massachusetts Institute of Technology–Sonia Raman–3.463
15      Concordia University (WI)–Stacey Brunner–3.461
16      Northland College–Bill Wilson–3.455
17      Elms College–Laura Habacker–3.443
18      Hope College–Brian Morehouse–3.437
19      Immaculata University–Patricia Canterino–3.435
20      Washington & Lee University–Mandy King–3.434
21      Yeshiva University–Karen Green–3.410
22      Case Western Reserve University–Jennifer Reimer–3.405
23      Chapman University–Carol Jue–3.403
24      Westminster College–Tracey Braden–3.394
25      Elmhurst College–Tethnie Werner–3.392