The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) had two teams receive recognition in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls. Greenville University and Westminster College received recognition, both landing in the top four in NCAA Division III Women's Basketball.
With Greenville and Westminster both landing in the top four in Division III, the SLIAC is just one of two conferences to place a pair of teams in the top five of their respective division. The other conference is the Northeast Conference in Division I.
Westminster College finished second among NCAA Division III women's basketball programs with a team cumulative grade point average of 3.669, with coach Tracey Braden's team just missing out on top honors by 0.004 points.
Greenville University placed fourth in NCAA Division III with a team average of 3.641 and are coached by Roy Mulholland.
To view the complete list of the 2016-17 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls click HERE
"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."
Teams are nominated for the honor by the WBCA-member head coach. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.