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Crusaders Among Best in Nation Academically

Monday, October 10, 2005

The 2005 Valparaiso University softball team finished among the top-30 in the nation in team GPA as released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

The Crusaders, led by head coach Randy Schneider, ended the 2004-2005 academic year with a 3.235 cumulative team GPA, ranking 28th in the nation. Valpo was the only Mid-Continent Conference school ranked in the top-60.

The University of Detroit Mercy led the nation with a 3.591 cumulative GPA.

Rank School GPA
1. Detroit Mercy 3.591
2. Saint Louis 3.544
3. Cleveland State 3.533
4. Saint Bonaventure 3.528
5. Seton Hall 3.490
6. Eastern Michigan 3.461
7. Bradley 3.458
8. Iona 3.452
9. Indiana State 3.428
10. Southern Illinois 3.415
11. Rider 3.405
12. Drake 3.400
13. Marshall 3.370
14. Delaware State 3.320
15. Mississippi State 3.318
16. Lehigh 3.298
17. Florida 3.290
18. Portland State 3.289
19. SE Missouri State 3.280
20. Hofstra 3.270
21. Holy Cross 3.264
22. UNC-Wilmington 3.263
23. Tennessee-Martin 3.256
24. Evansville 3.250
25. Stanford 3.243
26. Hartford 3.240
27. South Carolina 3.239
28. Valparaiso 3.235
29. Vermont 3.221
30. George Washington 3.220