Crusaders Among Nation's Top-Ten Academically
Monday, October 01, 2007

The Valparaiso University softball team posted the sixth-highest team grade point average in the nation among Division I schools last year, as released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

Head coach Randy Schneider’s team recorded a cumulative team GPA of 3.461 for the 2006-2007 academic year.  St. Bonaventure led all Division I schools with a 3.622 cumulative GPA.  The Crusaders were one of three Horizon League schools among the top-ten, as Detroit came in eighth and Loyola finished ninth.

Rank

School

Head Coach

GPA

1

St. Bonaventure

Mike Threehouse

3.622

2

Southern Illinois

Kerri Blaylock

3.557

3

Eastern Michigan

Karen Baird

3.528

4

Gardner-Webb

Thomas Cole

3.493

5

South Carolina

Joyce Compton

3.462

6

Valparaiso

Randy Schneider

3.461

7

Robert Morris

Craig Coleman

3.452

8

Detroit

Bob Wilkerson

3.448

9

Loyola (Chicago)

Yvette Healy

3.432

10

George Washington

Kim Staehle

3.420