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Jacks earn another academic award

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 07/18/2013 22:52:52
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The South Dakota State University women’s basketball team appeared in the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive season, placing 13th among NCAA Division I programs, officials from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Thursday.

The Jackrabbits, coached by Aaron Johnston, compiled a 3.492 team grade-point average during the 2012-13 academic year. Although SDSU fell out of the top three in the Division I rankings for the first time since moving to the D-I ranks, the Jackrabbits were one of only two programs to appear in the WBCA Academic Top 25 and play in the NCAA Tournament. DePaul (Ill.), which tied for second with a 3.625 team GPA, was the other program to accomplish both feats.

Utah Valley State led D-I squads with a 3.639 team GPA.

SDSU led all divisions of women’s college basketball three consecutive seasons from 2005-06 through 2007-08. The Jackrabbits added their fourth D-I team academic title during the 2010-11 season.