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Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks 12th in Division I in Team GPA; Ninth Straight Year in Top-25
Sarah Ott helped Valpo to a 12th place finish in team GPA for 2006-2007.
Sarah Ott helped Valpo to a 12th place finish in team GPA for 2006-2007.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

            Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2006-2007 school year ranked 12th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average.  This is the ninth straight season the Crusaders’ team has been ranked in the top-25 on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll.  The Crusaders finished fourth in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2005-2006.

            Head coach Keith Freeman’s squad tallied a 3.419 team grade point average last season.

            Prior to the 4th place ranking last year, Valpo had finished 14th (2004-2005), 6th (2003-2004), 9th (2002-2003), 5th (2001-2002), 25th (2000-2001), 11th (1999-2000), and 14th (1998-1999) over the past seven seasons.

 

WBCA Honor Roll (Top 15)

School

GPA

1. South Dakota State

3.693

2. Northern Iowa

3.624

3. Saint Bonaventure

3.594

4. Montana State

3.557

5. Brown

3.517

6. Oakland

3.515

7. Liberty

3.508

8. Eastern Washington

3.471

9. Niagara

3.457

10. Eastern Illinois

3.442

11. Villanova

3.432

12. Valparaiso

3.419

13. Indiana State

3.398

14. Marist

3.389

15. Western Carolina

3.387