Valpo Women's Hoops Team Ranks 9th in the Nation in Team GPA
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
For the fifth straight season Valparaiso University's women's basketball team has been ranked in the top-25 among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders ranked ninth in the country in team grade point average for the 2002-2003 school year.

This marks the second straight season the Crusaders have been ranked in the top-ten, after finishing fifth in 2001-2002.

Head coach Keith Freeman's squad tallied a 3.394 team grade point average last season, and also made the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title.

Indiana State was number one in the honor roll with a team GPA of 3.639.

Valpo has also finished 25th (2000-2001), tied for 11th (1999-2000), and 14th (1998-1999) over the past five seasons.

School GPA
1. Indiana State 3.639
2. Kansas State 3.490
3. Eastern Washington 3.449
4. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 3.429
5. Belmont 3.423
6. Lehigh 3.415
7. Robert Morris 3.405
8. Tennessee-Martin 3.397
9. VALPARAISO 3.394
10. Wyoming 3.383
11. Oakland 3.380
12. Weber State 3.374
13. Quinnipiac 3.355
14. Northern Iowa 3.341
15. Northern Illinois 3.321
t-16. Boise State 3.315
t-16. Creighton 3.315
18. Nevada 3.283
19. Sacred Heart 3.278
20. Duquesne 3.270
21. Columbia 3.263
22. Central Michigan 3.259
23. St. Francis 3.249
24. St. Bonaventure 3.237
25. Alabama 3.228