TU Women’s Hoops Achieves Top GPA in the NAIA
ATLANTA – Taylor University’s women’s basketball team was recognized for excellence yet again, this time after leading the NAIA in team grade-point average during the 2020-2021 season.
The Trojans earned the number one ranking while maintaining a team GPA of 3.777, eclipsing the second-place College of Idaho’s team GPA of 3.775. TU women’s hoops took the top spot just one year after finishing third in the NAIA with a GPA of 3.70 during the 2019-2020 campaign.
Taylor’s 3.777 mark gave the Purple and Gold the 11th-best team GPA among all colleges honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on the Academic Top-25 Honor Roll.
The WBCA Academic Top-25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year college women’s basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2020-21 season is the 26th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
In addition to their academic excellence, the Trojans closed their 2020-2021 year at 19-7 overall, while extending their program-record home win streak to 33-straight victories inside Odle Arena and posting their highest points scored per game average in school history (78.4).