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WBCA announces 2019-20 WBCA Academic Top 25

Published on August 11, 2020

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The WBCA Academic Top 25 honors NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year program GPAs. The final GPA includes all student-athletes on a roster for the entire season. The WBCA has compiled the honor rolls for 25 years.

Here are the 2019-20 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls by division. The head coach listed for each institution was its head coach during the 2019-20 season.

NCAA Division I

Rank Institution Head Coach GPA
1 University of South Dakota Dawn Plitzuweit 3.793
2 Youngstown State University John Barnes 3.782
3 Robert Morris University Charlie Buscaglia 3.777
4 Western Illinois University JD Gravina 3.751
5 Southern Utah University Tracy Sanders 3.742
6 Bowling Green State University Robyn Fralick 3.726
7 Houston Baptist University Donna Finnie 3.723
8 Lipscomb University Lauren Sumski 3.714
9 Belmont University Bart Brooks 3.709
10 Marist College Brian Giorgis 3.698
T11 Northern Illinois University Lisa Carlsen 3.696
T11 South Dakota State University Aaron Johnson 3.696
13 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Kevin Borseth 3.692
14 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.690
T15 Lehigh University Susan Troyan 3.665
T15 Loyola University Maryland Joe Logan 3.665
17 University of Maine Amy Vachon 3.655
T18 Bucknell University Trevor Woodruff 3.651
T18 Lafayette College Kia Damon-Olson 3.651
T20 Northern Arizona University Loree Payne 3.646
T20 University of Wyoming Gerald Mattinson 3.646
22 University of Montana Shannon Schweyen 3.634
23 Purdue University Fort Wayne Niecee Nelson 3.631
24 Southern Illinois University Cindy Stein 3.625
25 Cornell University Dayna Smith 3.619

NCAA Division II

Rank Institution Head Coach GPA
1 Seton Hill University Mark Katarski 3.831
2 Ashland University Kari Pickens 3.802
3 Eckerd College Paul Honsinger 3.788
T4 Tiffin University Jessie Ivey 3.779
T4 Lubbock Christian University Steve Gomez 3.779
6 Lindenwood University Katie Falco 3.768
7 Gannon University Cleve Wright 3.764
8 Michigan Technological University Samantha Hoyt 3.760
9 University of Wisconsin Parkside Jen Conely 3.756
10 Minnesota State University Moorhead Karla Nelson 3.726
11 McKendree University Kari Kerkhoff 3.714
12 Point Loma Nazarene University Lisa Faulkner 3.712
13 Bentley University Barbara Stevens 3.711
14 Rockhurst University Larry Park 3.707
15 Minnesota State University Emilee Thiesse 3.706
16 Southern New Hampshire University Karen Pinkos 3.679
17 Augustana University Dave Krauth 3.677
18 University of the Sciences Jackie Hartzell 3.672
19 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Lisa Wilson 3.671
20 Chaminade University Arthur King 3.663
21 West Liberty University Kyle Cooper 3.656
22 Seattle Pacific University Mike Simonson 3.652
23 University of Colorado Colorado Springs Lynn Plett 3.646
24 Winona State University Scott Ballard 3.644
25 West Texas A&M University Kristen Mattio 3.633

NCAA Division III

Rank Institution Head Coach GPA
1 Buena Vista University David Wells 3.865
2 Vassar College Lucia Robinson-Griggs 3.794
3 Ithaca College Dan Raymond 3.767
4 Emerson College William Gould 3.763
5 Baldwin Wallace University Cheri Harrer 3.757
T6 Stevens Institute of Technology Megan Haughey 3.755
T6 Chatham University David Saur 3.755
T6 Bethel University Jon Herbrechtsmeyer 3.755
9 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Tonja Englund 3.738
10 King’s College Caitlin Hadzimichalis 3.703
11 Middlebury College KJ Krasco 3.695
12 George Fox University Michael Coppolino 3.694
13 Bard College Cassandra Donelan 3.683
14 Haverford College Bobbi Cabrey-Morgan 3.681
15 Edgewood College Chaia Huff 3.676
T16 New York University Meg Barber 3.673
T16 Washington and Lee University Christine Clancy 3.673
T16 Willamette University Peg Swadener 3.673
19 Manchester University Josh Dzurick 3.667
20 University of Maine at Farmington Jamie Beaudoin 3.666
T21 York College Wome’s Basketball Betsy Witman 3.664
T21 Elmhurst College Tethnie Carrillo 3.664
23 Wilkes University Tara Macciocco 3.662
24 Hope College Brian Morehouse 3.658
25 Hilbert College Amy Senefelder 3.653

NAIA

Rank Institution Head Coach GPA
1 Indiana Institute of Technology Jessie Biggs 3.806
2 St. Ambrose University Krista Van Hauen 3.793
3 Northwestern College Chris Yaw 3.749
4 Taylor University Jody Martinez 3.742
5 The College of Idaho Janis Beal 3.736
6 Mount Marty College Todd J. Schlimgen 3.725
7 Hannibal-LaGrange University Kelly Quigle 3.707
8 Grace College Dan Davis 3.706
9 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (AZ) Michael Trujillo 3.702
T10 University of Providence Bill Himmelberg 3.683
T10 Concordia University Ann Arbor Kiefer Haffey 3.683
12 Tabor College Shawn Reed 3.649
13 Briar Cliff University Brita Hand 3.641
14 Grand View University Kelli Greenway 3.616
15 Huntington University Lori Culler 3.600
16 Culver-Stockton College Janette Burgin 3.597
17 Blue Mountain College Lavon Driskell 3.596
18 John Brown University Jeff Soderquist 3.594
19 University of Jamestown Thad Sankey 3.586
20 Ave Maria University Megan Becker 3.580
21 Mid-America Christian University Hannah Moeller 3.578
22 Columbia College Taylor Possail 3.535
T23 Kansas Wesleyan University Ryan Showman 3.527
T23 Benedictine College Chad Folsom 3.527
25 University of Pikeville Clifton Williams 3.526

Two-Year College*

Rank Institution Head Coach GPA
1 Miles Community College Taylor Harris 3.771
2 Ventura College Ned Mircetic 3.544
3 Dodge City Community College Zach Loll 3.534
4 Kilgore College Addie Lees 3.440
5 Frank Phillips College Eric Rodewald 3.377
6 Pima Community College Todd Holthaus 3.354
7 Dawson Community College Romeo Lagmay 3.346
8 John Wood Community College Norman Rodriguez 3.344
9 Pratt Community College John Ishee 3.318
10 Paris Junior College Rosalyn Tindel 3.300
11 Umpqua Community College David Stricklin 3.247
12 Northeast Mississippi Comm. College Brenda Mayes 3.222
13 Gulf Coast State College Roonie Scovel 3.217
14 Seward County Community College Austin Mefford 3.185
15 Johnson County Community College Ben Conrad 3.122
16 Cypress College Margaret Mohr 3.089

*Note: There were only 16 institutions eligible for nomination in the two-year college division.

Per the WBCA: “A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) earned by the total number of academic hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by the WBCA member head coach. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.”


 

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