Merrimack, Franklin Pierce Appear on WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2012
Information Provided by Merrimack Athletics Communications
South Easton, Mass. – Merrimack College
and Franklin Pierce University both appeared on the Women’s
Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor
Roll, it was announced on Tuesday.
Merrimack came in at No. 12 on the list with a team grade point average of 3.532, while Franklin Pierce was tied for 21st with a 3.446 team GPA.
The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Divisions I, II and III; NAIA; and junior and 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 2011-12 season is the 17th in which the WBCA has produced the honor rolls.
“Performing at a high level academically was a major emphasis for our team this past year,” said Merrimack head coach Monique LeBlanc. “This recognition is a credit to the hard work and focus of each of the student-athletes in our program.”
The team academic honor for Merrimack comes following LeBlanc’s first year as head coach of the Warriors.
The achievement for Franklin Pierce comes after the Ravens
advanced to the NCAA Tournament this past season under head coach
To read the full release at WBCA.org, please click here.
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.