NCAA Academic top 25

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has recognized the programs whose players have the top GPAs, and the list is impressive:

Division Institution 2009-10 Head Coach Team GPA

NCAA I Utah Valley University Cathy Nixon 3.630
NCAA II Michigan Technological University John Barnes 3.732
NCAA III Carnegie Mellon University Geraldine Seidle 3.616
NAIA Dana College M. Shane Larson 3.727
JC/CC Sheridan College Frank McCarthy 3.575

Rank School 2009-10 Head Coach Team GPA

1 Utah Valley University Cathy Nixon 3.630
2 South Dakota State University Aaron Johnston 3.622
3 Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County Phil Stern 3.578
4 Indiana State University Teri Moren 3.508
5 Creighton University Jim Flanery 3.506
6 Bowling Green State University Curt Miller 3.500
7 University of Northern Iowa Tanya Warren 3.464
8 DePaul University Douglas Bruno 3.455
9 Lipscomb University Frank Bennett 3.452
10 University of North Dakota Gene Roebuck 3.442
11 University of New Mexico Don Flanagan 3.433
12 North Dakota State University Carolyn DeHoff 3.427
13 Northern Arizona University Laurie Kelly 3.425
14 Bucknell University Kathy Fedorjaka 3.422
15 Monmouth University Stephanie Gaitley 3.412
16 University of South Dakota Ryun Williams 3.368
17 Saint Bonaventure University Jim Crowley 3.354
18 University of Northern Colorado Jaime White 3.351
19 University of Denver Erik Johnson 3.342
20 Seattle University Joan Bonvicini 3.341
21 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Sandy Botham 3.340
22 Eastern Washington University Wendy Schuller 3.328
23 University of Hartford Jennifer Rizzotti 3.321
24 Oakland University Beckie Francis 3.318
25 Cornell University Dayna Smith 3.308

I’d love to see a full list of every school in the country, if you know what I mean.

And as mentioned before in this space, it appears that the U17 team doesn’t have to worry about missing the July viewing period, because plenty of NCAA coaches are coming to them in France. That includes USC Coach Michael Cooper.

The U17s are playing Turkey right now…..cross everything on your body.