Terriers Hit the Books Hard, Produce Top GPA in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball


They’re not the UConn Huskies, but the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers are top dogs in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball.

While UConn won it all on the court this past season, St. Francis won in the classroom.

After four straight seasons in the WBCA Academic Top 10, the Terriers ascended to the No. 1 spot this year.

NEC Now – Terriers Top Academic Ranking


WBCA Academic Top 25 Honor Roll – NCAA Division I

Rank Institution Head Coach GPA
1 St. Francis College Brooklyn John Thurston 3.712
2 University of South Dakota Amy Williams 3.691
3 Youngstown State University John Barnes 3.639
4 Eastern Washington University Wendy Schuller 3.637
5 Houston Baptist University Donna Finnie 3.612
6 Belmont University Cameron Newbauer 3.591
7 St. Bonaventure University Jim Crowley 3.575
8 University of Northern Iowa Tanya Warren 3.565
9 Loyola University Maryland Joe Logan 3.556
10 Drake University Jennie Baranczyk 3.546
11 Bradley University Michael Brooks 3.534
12 University of New Mexico Mike Bradbury 3.524
T13 University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Kevin Borseth 3.515
T13 Northwestern State University Brooke Stoehr 3.515
15 Saint Louis University Lisa Stone 3.503
16 Creighton University Jim Flanery 3.498
17 University of Denver Kerry Cremeans 3.484
18 University of Maine Richard Barron 3.480
19 Florida Gulf Coast University Karl Smesko 3.475
20 Harvard University Kathy Delaney-Smith 3.474
21 DePaul University Doug Bruno 3.470
22 Liberty University Carey Green 3.468
23 Abilene Christian University Julie Goodenough 3.450
24 American University Megan Gebbia 3.449
25 Bowling Green State University Jennifer Roos 3.446

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