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@BonniesWBB Ranks In Top 25 In Nation in Team GPA

@BonniesWBB Ranks In Top 25 In Nation in Team GPA

In the 2014-15 academic year, St. Bonaventure ranked 23rd among all NCAA Division I women's basketball teams in grade point average.

The Bonnies' team GPA of 3.41 earned the squad recognition from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as part of its Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls presented by AT&T.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 presented by AT&T annually recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, and junior/community college teams that carry the highest combined grade point average inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season.

St. Bonaventure is one of just two Atlantic 10 Conference squads to rank in the top 25 along with Saint Louis. Missouri-Kansas City led the nation in team GPA at 3.7.

"The WBCA applauds these teams for their commitment to academic excellence during the 2014-15 school year," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew.  "The student-athlete experience is an exciting and challenging time period and we appreciate these programs for setting an academic standard that other teams can strive to achieve. We value the hard work and dedication the players and coaches have put forth to thrive in the classroom and on the basketball court."

Four Bonnies players earned Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition this past semester with GPA's of 3.5 or better: Katie Healy, Kelcie Rombach, Taryn Shull, and Ashley Zahn.

Led by head coach Jim Crowley, St. Bonaventure has a history of success on and off the court. This is the fourth time in the last eight seasons the Bonnies have earned a spot in the WBCA Top 25 Team Honor Roll. St. Bonaventure averaged 21 wins per season over the last seven years, earning one NCAA Tournament berth and four WNIT berths.  The Bonnies finished 15-15 last season and Healy earned second team all-conference honors.