UM Women's Basketball Team Earns Academic Honor

Sept. 18, 2000

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its 2000 Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll, which recognizes the nation’s highest NCAA Division I, II, III, Junior/Community College and NAIA team grade point averages for the 1999-00 season.

The University of Miami women’s basketball team finished among the top 10 in the nation with the ninth highest grade point average of 3.340. UM was the only BIG EAST school to make the prestigious list.

Here’s a look at the Division I honor, based upon nominations submitted by WBCA-member coaches (listed by rank, school, GPA and coach):

1. LaSalle University 3.470 John Miller
2. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay 3.434 Kevin Borseth
3. University of Toledo 3.41 Mark Ehlen
4. Eastern Washington 3.399 Jocelyn Pfeifer
5. Lehigh University 3.83 Susan Troyan
6. Columbia University 3.350 John “Jay” Butler
7. University of Maine 3.346 Joanne Palumbo-McCallie
8. Bradley University 3.341 Donna Freitag
9. University of Miami (Fla.) 3.340 Ferne Labati
10. Duquesne University 3.338 Dan Durkin
T11. Valparaiso University 3.316 Keith Freeman
T11. Weber State University 3.316 Carla Taylor
13. Liberty University 3.302 Carey Green
14. Santa Clara University 3.296 Caren Horstmeyer
15. Rider University 3.272 Eldon Price
16. University of Akron 3.267 Roxanne Allen
17. Tennessee Tech University 3.262 Bill Worrell
18. Kent State University 3.260 Robert Lindsay
19. Wright State University 3.259 Lisa Fitch
20. Niagara University 3.255 Bill Agronin
21. Morehead State University 3.253 Laura Litter
22. University of Colorado 3.243 Ceal Barry
23. University of Tennessee-Chattanooga 3.235 Wes Moore
24. Xavier University 3.230 Melanie Balcomb
25. University of Idaho 3.216 Hilary A. Recknor