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Crusaders Among Nation's Top-Ten Academically
Randy Schneider's team ranked sixth in the nation in GPA.
Randy Schneider's team ranked sixth in the nation in GPA.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Valparaiso University softball team posted the sixth-highest team grade point average in the nation among Division I schools last year, as released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

Head coach Randy Schneider’s team recorded a cumulative team GPA of 3.461 for the 2006-2007 academic year.  St. Bonaventure led all Division I schools with a 3.622 cumulative GPA.  The Crusaders were one of three Horizon League schools among the top-ten, as Detroit came in eighth and Loyola finished ninth.

Rank

School

Head Coach

GPA

1

St. Bonaventure

Mike Threehouse

3.622

2

Southern Illinois

Kerri Blaylock

3.557

3

Eastern Michigan

Karen Baird

3.528

4

Gardner-Webb

Thomas Cole

3.493

5

South Carolina

Joyce Compton

3.462

6

Valparaiso

Randy Schneider

3.461

7

Robert Morris

Craig Coleman

3.452

8

Detroit

Bob Wilkerson

3.448

9

Loyola (Chicago)

Yvette Healy

3.432

10

George Washington

Kim Staehle

3.420