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Drake women’s basketball nets academic achievement

ATLANTA — The Drake University women’s basketball program ranked 14th in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season with a 3.690 team grade point average, the WBCA announced Tuesday.

This year’s award for Drake is its seventh-straight annual recognition from the WBCA for its outstanding team academic success. 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 grade point averages inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2019-20 season is the 25th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.

A team’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPA’s are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. Teams are nominated for the honor by a WBCA member head coach and a team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.

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