ATLANTA, Ga. - The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball team earned a great academic honor once again by ranking nationally in the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 for Division II for the 2014-15 season.
The Lady Cardinals landed in the 17th spot nationally on the list after posting a 3.559 team GPA for the past season. It adds another honor for a program that has a reputation for strong work in the classroom. It marks the second straight year SVSU has earned this honor, as the team finished inside the top-10 for the 2013-14 season with a GPA of 3.61 and a finish in eighth place.
The ladies were honored in February as well at the Athletic Department's annual State Farm Academic Awards Banquet with the highest departmental GPA for the Winter and Fall 2014 semesters. The team posted a mark of 3.606 over that span.
"I'm proud of our team and the efforts they put forth in the classroom," said Head Coach Jamie Pewinski. "Getting a degree and putting academics first is something that we always talk about, but this shows that there is action behind those words! All of the credit goes to each athlete and their dedication to pursuing their degree and accomplishing their goals."
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 grade point average (GPA) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2014-15 season is the 20th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
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