Women's Basketbal Placed 4th on WBCA Academic Honor Roll
Athletics News - Basketball(W)
The WBCA honors the nation's top 25 academic performing teams at each level every year. Westminster, along with conference team Greenville College, finished in the top 5 at the NCAA Division III level. Westminster, coached by Tracey Braden, finished with a team grade-point average of 3.566 to place 4th.
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.
"The GPAs produced this year by each of the Top 25 teams are quite remarkable," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "The coaches of these teams have done a terrific job encouraging their student-athletes to perform at
their best both on the court and in the classroom. Congratulations to these 114 programs. I wish them each continued success."
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 GPAs 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.
On top of the academic accomplishments, the Blue Jays finished their 2012-13 season with a 17-11 overall record and placed first in the SLIAC. The Blue Jays ended their season after a loss in the first round of the DIII NCAA Tournament.