ATLANTA – The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team not only excelled on the court last season, reaching the NCAA Tournament Second Round, but was just as impressive in the classroom. With the final numbers in, the Bonnies ranked seventh in the nation among all Division I teams with a 3.575 cumulative team grade-point average.
It marks the second year in a row that the Bonnies have been in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 – St. Bonaventure stood 23rd in 2014-15. The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community college women's basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season.
Each member of the Bonnies owned a GPA of 3.0 or higher last year while eight members of the 2015-16 squad were honored on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
"Congratulations to each of the teams recognized in the 2015-16 WBCA Academic Top 25," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "Their head coaches are to be commended for fostering an environment of excellence for their student-athletes both on the court and, more importantly, in the classroom."
St. Bonaventure owned the Atlantic 10's top team GPA last year and is one of two A-10 squads to be recognized in the WBCA Academic Top 25 along with Saint Louis which was 15th. St. Francis College of Brooklyn was first with a 3.712 GPA.
This season marks the fifth in the last nine years that the Bonnies have earned a spot in the WBCA Academic Top 25.
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