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UMKC Headlines WBCA Academic Top 25, Utah Valley 10th
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ATLANTA, Ga. – With a 3.628 team grade-point average, Missouri-Kansas City is the top Division I honoree on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2013-14 season, the WBCA announced today. Utah Valley ranked 10th on the list with a 3.543 team GPA.

UMKC returns to the Academic Top 25 Honor Roll for the second time in program history and for the first time since 1998. Utah Valley is in the top 10 for the fifth straight season, having held the top spot last year.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and junior/community college women’s basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPA inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2013-14 season is the 19th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.

A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPA’s are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by a WBCA-member head coach. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.

The complete 2013-14 WBCA Academic Top 25 for NCAA Division I is listed below.

Rank Institution 2013-14 Head Coach Team GPA
1 UMKC Marsha Frese 3.628
2 Eastern Washington Wendy Schuller 3.615
3 Northern Colorado Jaime White 3.614
4 St. Francis College (N.Y.) John Thurston 3.608
5 Western Illinois JD Gravina 3.607
6 Drake Jennie Baranczyk 3.571
7 Northern Iowa Tanya Warren 3.565
8 DePaul Douglas Bruno 3.559
9 Illinois State Barb Smith 3.549
10 Utah Valley Cathy Nixon 3.543
11 Florida Gulf Coast Karl Smesko 3.521
12 Houston Baptist Donna Finnie 3.514
13 American Megan Gebbia 3.51
14 Denver Kerry Cremeans 3.498
15 Northern Kentucky Dawn Plitzuweit 3.484
16 Austin Peay State Carrie Daniels 3.465
17 Lehigh Susan Troyan 3.451
18 Belmont Cameron Newbauer 3.433
19 South Dakota State Aaron Johnston 3.421
20 Cornell Dayna Smith 3.42
21 Arizona State Charli Turner Thorne 3.412
22 Colorado State Ryun Williams 3.399
23 Yale Chris Gobrecht 3.397
24 Brown Jean Marie Burr 3.394
25 Bowling Green State Jennifer Roos 3.384


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