ATLANTA – An impressive 3.699 GPA by Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team in the 2012-13 academic year led not just all NCAA Division II institutions, but every women's basketball program across all levels, the WBCA announced today.
This is the first time the Panthers have led the country in academic rating, as well as the first time leading their division. Overall, Ohio Dominican has appeared on the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Top 25 list four times.
"I couldn't be more proud of the work that our student-athletes have put forth in the classroom," head coach Lynsey Warren said. "They have a tremendous work ethic and this is a great recognition of their efforts. I also want to thank all of our faculty and staff members for their efforts, support and encouragement throughout the year."
Earlier this spring, the Panthers had five student-athletes named to the GLIAC Academic Teams – rising seniors Christina Pentaudi (Dayton, Ohio) and Katelyn Stuckey (Millersburg, Ohio) and rising juniors Holly Brunswick (Fort Recovery, Ohio), Kacee Hockenberry (Haviland, Ohio) and Micaela Liddane (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.).
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.
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