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Women's basketball: Seventh in national academic honor roll

Maverick women's basketball: seventh nationally for academic achievement.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Intercollegiate Athletics news release [7/11/2011]

Atlanta, Ga. – The Minnesota State Mankato women’s basketball team has been named to the 2010-11 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. The announcement was made by the association office Monday afternoon.

The Mavericks, coached by Pam Gohl, compiled a cumulative team grade point average of 3.568 to rank seventh among NCAA Division II institutions.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Divisions I, II and III; NAIA; and junior college/community college teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade point averages (GPAs) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2010-11 season is the 14th in which the WBCA has presented the standings.

A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of 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 a WBCA-member head coach. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.

NCAA Division II 2011 WBCA Academic Top 10:

1. Fort Lewis College, 3.715
2. Chadron State College, 3.644
3. Drury University, 3.59
4. Winona State University, 3.578
5. Holy Family University, 3.577
6. Truman State University, 3.571
7. Minnesota State Mankato, 3.568
8. Montana State University, 3.553
9. Seton Hill University, 3.534
10. Franklin Pierce University, 3.524

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