K-State Women Named to National Honor Roll

ATLANTA, Ga. Kansas State women’s basketball continues to be recognized for its excellence in the classroom, as the team finished second in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll on Tuesday morning. K-State was the only BCS school to appear in the ranking.

 

As a team, K-State registered a 3.652 team GPA and finished second among NCAA Division I schools to South Dakota State, who tallied a 3.669 team GPA. The GPA for the Wildcats is the fourth-highest in the history of the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll.

 

This is the fourth time K-State has appeared in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll. The last time K-State appeared in the ranking came at the conclusion of the 2002-03 season with a second place finish with a GPA of 3.490. The other two seasons came in 1997-98 (19th) and in 1998-99 (20th).

 

During the 2007-08 season, Kansas State placed a school-record and Big 12 Conference-leading eight student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 teams. K-State was also the only women’s basketball program in the conference to place its entire roster - 11 student-athletes - on the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

 

WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll

1. South Dakota State, 3.669 (Team GPA); 2. Kansas State, 3.652; 3. Indiana State, 3.591; 4. Eastern Washington, 3.584; 5. Western Carolina, 3.543; 6. Northern Iowa, 3.535; 7. Eastern Illinois, 3.475; 8. Manhattan College, 3.430; 9. Utah Valley State, 3.419; 10. Northern Colorado, 3.414; 11. Montana State, 3.392; 12. Southern Illinois, 3.371; 13. Niagara, 3.361; 14. Liberty, 3.354; 15. St. Bonaventure, 3.352; 16. Maine, 3.345; 17. American, 3.342; t18. Canisius, 3.326; t18. North Dakota State, 3.326; 20. Oakland, 3.312; 21. Dartmouth, 3.311; 22. New Mexico, 3.308; 23. Wichita State, 3.289; 24. Valparaiso, 3.286; 25. Columbia, 3.278