Sewanee Ranked Sixth in WBCA Academic Top 25

Sewanee Ranked Sixth in WBCA Academic Top 25

(Story courtesy of Sewanee: University of the South)

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee women’s basketball team has been recognized by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for the second consecutive year for its outstanding work in the classroom.

The Tigers posted a 3.537 average GPA for the 2009-10 school year which was good enough to rank the team sixth in the annual WBCA Academic Top 25 for Division III schools. There 424 Division III women's basketball teams. Sewanee ranked 11th in 2008-09.

The team was also recently honored by the NCAA for capturing a national statistical title by leading all of Division III in three-point field goals made per game during the 2009-10 season.

Members of the team (pictured at left) include Jamie Robinson, Kelly Morrison, Lauren Gulley, Dani Kabbes, Logan Miller, Alex Ginsburg, Virginia Zakas, Claire Elliott, Christina Johnson, Dee Bradford, Juliene Joyner and Emily Rhodes.

"I am so proud of this special group of young ladies for their hard work. Individually, they have proven that one can balance the academic rigors here at Sewanee and still invest the time and energy required to play college basketball," said head coach Dickie McCarthy. "Each player is very conscientious about her school work and it has paid off with recognition by the WBCA. They are great representatives of this university and true student-athletes."

For the complete WBCA Division III Academic Top 25, click here.