ATLANTA, Ga. – The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has released its Academic Top 25 Team Honors Rolls for the 2011-12 season on Tuesday (July 17) and Ashford University has returned to the list for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
Head Coach Amy Eagan and her Saints compiled a grade point average (GPA) of 3.417, ranking the team 15th nationally among all NAIA institutions.
The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Divisions I, II and III; NAIA; and junior/community college women's basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPA inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2011-12 season is the 17th in which the WBCA has produced the honor rolls and Tuesday's announcement marks the fifth time that AU has been recognized by the organization.
Former Head Coach, now Director of Athletics, Meg Schebler placed the squad on the list four times. The 2002-03 team earned the #11-ranking, the highest position ever received by the institution, while the 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2004-05 teams were recognized as well.
The Saints finished this past season with a 10-20 record overall which included a 6-11 mark in Midwest Collegiate Conference action. It was a six-win improvement from the 2011-12 campaign.
About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.