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Friday, July 23, 2010

Women’s basketball scores high in classroom, too

2009-10 BGSU women's basketball team
The 2009-10 BGSU women’s basketball team

On the heels of a highly successful season on the court comes word of yet another achievement for the BGSU women’s basketball team: The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced that BGSU ranks sixth in the entire nation on the NCAA Division I list of its 2009-10 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. The announcement marks the second year in a row that the Falcons are in the top 10.

"I am so proud of my players," said Head Coach Curt Miller. "They take pride in not only excelling on the court, but also in the classroom. This honor is a true credit to their hard work, dedication and commitment to their fields of study. It is a tremendous accomplishment for our program and fulfills a goal that we set each year to be among the Academic Top 25. This news is as exciting to the coaching staff as winning a MAC Championship, as we strive to be an elite program both on and off the court."

The WBCA awards recognized the teams throughout the country that had the highest grade point averages for the 2009-10 season based upon nominations submitted by WBCA-member coaches. Miller’s Falcons had a team GPA of 3.500 for the 2009-10 campaign, up from 3.470 last season. BGSU is the only Mid-American Conference program on the list for the second consecutive year, and the Falcons are the only program from Ohio in the Division-I Top 25, also for the second straight season.

The BGSU team has also won six consecutive Mid-American Conference championships.

 




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July 23, 2010