CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's basketball team turned in the No. 20 grade-point average during the 2015-16 year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today. The top 25 programs in each NCAA division and NAIA were honored on the WBCA Academic Honor Roll, as well as 14 junior college teams.
"Congratulations to each of the teams recognized in the 2015-16 WBCA Academic Top 25," WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehewtold wbca.org. "Their head coaches are to be commended for fostering an environment of excellence for their student-athletes both on the court and, more importantly, in the classroom."
Harvard, led by head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith, put together a 3.474 GPA during the academic year to rank first in the Ivy League. St. Francis College (New York) led the way with a 3.712 mark.
This is the program's second academic award of the year, as the Crimson previously received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for being in the top 10 percent of women's basketball teams according to the Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).
Harvard finished the 2015-16 season with a 14 wins, going 9-5 in the Ivy League. The Crimson earned a spot in the WNIT for a fifth time in the last six years.