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Lancers Womens Basketball is Top 15 in Nation in GPA for 2011-12


Published Date8\6\2012
The Mount Marty College women's basketball team finished 13th in the nation in grade point average (GPA) for the 2011-12 academic year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association recently announced.

The Lancer squad's 2011-12 GPA of 3.432 put them in 13th place in the country for the year. This is the 13th consecutive year that the program has been listed among the top 25 in the nation.

Head MMC women's basketball coach, Tom Schlimgen, is pleased with the team’s achievement. "The women are here at MMC to get a great education in addition to being successful athletes. It’s just so rewarding to see them accomplish their goals both off and on the court."

The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA; and junior college/community college teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade point averages (GPAs) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2011-12 season is the 17th in which the WBCA has presented the standings.

A team's GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted by all team members in the academic terms (semesters or quarters) that the season spans. Weighted grades are converted to a 4.0 scale. The GPAs are rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point. A team must have a 3.000 or better GPA to be nominated.

The Lancers were 15-15 in the 2011-12 season. The 2012-13 season home-opener will be played November 13, 2012 at Cimpl Arena in Yankton.

For more information on Mount Marty College women's basketball program please visit www.mmclancers.com or contact head women's coach, Tom Schlimgen at Thomas.schlimgen@mtmc.edu.