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National Recognition for Women's Basketball

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The 2009-10 Westminster College women's basketball squad has placed 24th nationally in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Role among NCAA Division III programs. The honor roles, named 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.

Westminster Coach Tracey Braden guided the Blue Jays to a 13-11 record this past season in just her third season as head coach. It was the second-most wins in a season and just the third winning season in the 18-year history of Westminster women's basketball.

WBCA Academic NCAA Division III Top 25 Team Honor Roll:
Finish, School & Head Coach, Team GPA

1. Carnegie Mellon University, Geraldine Seidl, 3.616
2. Centenary College, Lorie Khalil, 3.613
3. University of Redlands, Rich Murphy, 3.566 (tie)
3. Emerson College, Bill Gould, 3.566 (tie)
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-LaCrosse, 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 (Wis.), 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 (MO), Tracey Braden, 3.394
25. Elmhurst College, Tethnie Werner, 3.392

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.

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