ATLANTA, Ga. — The Lyon College women's basketball team was ranked in the Top 25 for the 2016-17 season as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association released its Academic Top 25 Honor Roll. The Scots finished 25th out of all NAIA programs with a 3.362 grade point average.
The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community college women's basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2016-17 season is the 22nd in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
"The WBCA family is committed to the student-athlete experience and celebrates these teams that have demonstrated excellence in the classroom," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "This year's WBCA Academic Top 25 is a powerful list of teams and their head coaches who have winning cultures that prepare their student-athletes for success in life."
Purdue University Northwest (Ind.) finished first in the NAIA with a 3.746 GPA. Three other American Midwest Conference schools were also mentioned with Freed-Hardeman sitting in 10th, Columbia at No. 13 and Stephens at No. 18.