Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks Fourth in Division I in Team GPA; Eighth Straight Year in Top-25
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Valparaiso University's women's basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2005-2006 school year ranked 4th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average. This is the eighth 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 tied for 15th in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2004-2005.

Head coach Keith Freeman's squad tallied a 3.468 team grade point average last season, trailing just South Dakota State, Indiana State, and Eastern Washington. This marks the highest ranking Valpo has received from the WBCA.

Prior to the 15th place ranking last year, Valpo had finished 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 10)
School - GPA
1. South Dakota State - 3.730
2. Indiana State - 3.612
3. Eastern Washington - 3.474
4. Valparaiso - 3.468
5. Montana State - 3.459
6. New Mexico - 3.424
7. Oakland - 3.402
8. Northern Iowa - 3.399
9. Northern Arizona - 3.364
10. Wisconsin-Green Bay - 3.362