WAYNE – The Wayne State College women’s basketball team recently earned an award from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
In a release from the WBCA office in Atlanta, Georgia, WSC received the 2017-18 Top 25 Honor Roll Team announced Tuesday morning. The Wildcats ranked 10th in NCAA Division II with a team cumulative grade point average of 3.677 last year.
The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III schools along with NAIA and junior colleges inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. This is the 23rd year in which WBCA has compiled the team academic honor rolls.
Wayne State was one of five schools from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to earn the award. This is the first time since the 2012-13 season that WSC has collected the honor after winning it for five straight seasons.
Wayne State College went 25-7 in the 2017-18 season and placed second in the NSIC South Division with an 18-4 league mark. Under new head coach Brent Pollari, WSC will open their campaign on Friday and Saturday, November 9 – 10 at home. WSC will face Northwest Missouri State on Friday and Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday with game times still TBD.
|1||Michigan Technological University||Kim Cameron||3.796|
|2||Purdue University Northwest||Tom Megyesi||3.755|
|3||Lubbock Christian University||Steve Gomez||3.750|
|4||University of Findlay||James Wiedie||3.706|
|5||Lenoir Rhyne University||Cameron Sealey||3.701|
|6||Ashland University||Robyn Fralick||3.699|
|7||Minnesota State University, Moorhead||Karla Nelson||3.686|
|8||Rockhurst University||Larry Park||3.683|
|9||Univ. of Colorado-Colorado Springs||Lynn Plett||3.682|
|10||Wayne State College||Chris Kielsmeier||3.677|
|11||Mckendree University||Kari Kerkhoff||3.673|
|12||University of the Sciences||Jackie Hartzell||3.672|
|13||Fort Hays State University||Tony Hobson||3.667|
|14||Regis University||Molly Marrin||3.648|
|15||Seton Hill University||Mark Katarski||3.643|
|T16||University of Southern Indiana||Rick Stein||3.640|
|T16||Fort Lewis College||Jason Flores||3.640|
|18||Augustana University||Dave Krauth||3.634|
|19||Gannon University||James Brunelli||3.615|
|20||Minnesota State University, Mankato||Emilee Thiesse||3.611|
|21||University of Mary||Rick Neumann||3.596|
|22||Quincy University||Jenifer Garber||3.589|
|23||Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||Lisa Nuxol-Wilson||3.584|
|24||Saginaw Valley State University||Jamie Pewinski||3.575|
|25||Walsh University||Katie Bruce||3.574|