July 28, 2010

Women’s Basketball Earns Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first attempt, the MIT women's basketball team placed 14th on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. The award, given at the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College/Community College levels, recognizes programs that carry the highest grade point averages for the entire season based on the nomination submitted by WBCA-member head coaches.

The Engineers were the sole representatives from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to make the list with a 3.463 GPA. Additional qualifiers from the New England region were Emerson College and Elms College, which ranked third and 17th, respectively.

"I am very proud of our team for the example they set in the classroom, on the court, and in our community," said MIT head coach Sonia Raman. "They are true student-athletes and this is a great honor for a very dedicated group."

Carnegie Mellon University paced the Division III squads with a 3.616 GPA while Centenary College (3.613), University of Redlands (3.566), and William Smith College (3.547) rounded out the top five. Click here to view the complete list of honorees.