Women's Basketball Boasts Nation's Ninth-Best GPA

By Wes Frahm | Published

ATLANTA — Michigan Technological University is ranked ninth on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division II Academic Honor Roll, which was released July 18. The Huskies boasted a combined grade point average of 3.524.

Tech was the second-highest ranked NCAA Tournament team on the list, behind No. 8 Colorado Mesa (3.525). Two fellow GLIAC schools were also included in the top 25, including No. 1 Ohio Dominican (3.699) and No. 11 Ashland (3.517), which claimed the 2013 national title.

"We are fortunate to have such amazing student-athletes," said head coach Kim Cameron. "Year in and year out, the ladies make it a priority to do well in the classroom. I am extremely proud of their effort both on and off the court."

Michigan Tech is coming off a successful season that saw it post a 21-9 record and claim the GLIAC North Division title. The Huskies advanced to the semifinal of the NCAA Midwest Regional where it was defeated by the eventual national champion.

Grade point averages for the WBCA Honor Roll are calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by each student-athlete on an institution's roster in the given academic terms by the total number of hours earned by the team. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point.

The women's basketball program has a history of top 10 finishes on the WBCA Division II Academic Honor Roll with six in the last seven years. The 2009-10 Elite Eight squad achieved No. 1.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.