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Valpo can celebrate success on the court and in the classroom.
Valpo can celebrate success on the court and in the classroom.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

                Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2007-2008 school year ranked 24th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average.  This is the 10th 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 12th 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 3.286 team grade point average last season.  The Crusaders were the lone Horizon League team to be recognized this season.

                Prior to the 12th place ranking last year, Valpo had finished 4th (2005-2006), 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 eight seasons.

 

WBCA Honor Roll

School                                                                                    GPA

1

South Dakota State University

3.669

2

Kansas State University

3.652

3

Indiana State University

3.591

4

Eastern Washington University

3.584

5

Western Carolina University

3.543

6

University of Northern Iowa

3.535

7

Eastern Illinois University

3.475

8

Manhattan College

3.430

9

Utah Valley State College

3.419

10

University of Northern Colorado

3.414

11

Montana State University - Bozeman

3.392

12

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

3.371

13

Niagara University

3.361

14

Liberty University

3.354

15

Saint Bonaventure University

3.352

16

University of Maine

3.345

17

American University

3.342

T18

Canisius College

3.326

T18

North Dakota State University

3.326

20

Oakland University

3.312

21

Dartmouth College

3.311

22

University of New Mexico

3.308

23

Wichita State University

3.289

24

ValparaisoUniversity

3.286

25

Columbia University

3.278

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