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By: Jill Wunrow

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - For the second time in program history the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay women's basketball team finished its season ranked No. 1 in the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll announced Tuesday. The Phoenix combined for a 3.616 team grade point average for the 2011-12 season, tallying the program's highest team GPA on record.

Green Bay is one of five top-25 teams on the Division I honor roll who played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The 2011-12 season marks the program's 10th appearance on the honor roll and sixth in the top 10. The last time the Phoenix ranked No. 1 was during the 2000-01 season when it combined for a 3.48 GPA. Green Bay was one of two Horizon League women's basketball programs represented in the top 25 with Youngstown State finishing sixth with a 3.550 GPA.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Divisions I, II and III; NAIA; and junior/community college women's basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade point averages inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2011-12 season marks the 17th in which the WBCA has produced the honor rolls.

The complete WBCA Academic Top 25 for Division I include the following:

1 - Green Bay (3.616)
2 - South Dakota State (3.610)
3 - DePaul (3.604)
4 - South Dakota (3.595)
5 - American (3.563)
6 - Youngstown State (3.550)
7 - Utah Valley (3.524)
8 - North Dakota (3.505)
9 - Florida Gulf Coast (3.474)
10 - St. Francis (3.456)
11 - Montana State (3.435)
12 - Northern Colorado (3.421)
13 - Western Carolina (3.406)
14 (tie) - New Mexico (3.403)
14 (tie) - Northern Iowa (3.403)
16 - North Dakota State (3.402)
17 - Montana (3.399)
18 - Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne (3.398)
19 - Bradley (3.396)
20 - Denver (3.387)
21 - Bucknell (3.382)
22 - Yale (3.352)
23 - Sacred Heart (3.349)
24 - Bowling Green (3.347)
25 - Eastern Washington (3.337)


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