Mason Women's Basketball Earns No. 16 GPA on 2018-19 WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll List
FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Mason University women's basketball team ranked in the top five percent amongst Div. I programs in team GPA during the 2018-19 campaign, earning the Patriots a prestigious academic honor roll designation from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
Mason collaborated on a team GPA of 3.583 to garner the accolade. The Patriots are the only A-10 program to make the Top 25 honor roll.
"One of the most important elements within our program is a commitment in the classroom," head coach Nyla Milleson said. "To rank 16th out of more than 350 Division I teams nationwide speaks to that commitment. It fuels our student-athletes each day as we strive to make the academic goals of our athletic department a priority. Our team made so many improvements on the court and in the classroom over the past few seasons. I'm excited to continue that momentum in 2019-20 and am very proud of our team for this accomplishment."
The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2018-19 season is the 24th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
"The WBCA is pleased to recognize those women's basketball programs that have committed themselves to excellence on the court and in the classroom," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "The 117 teams we honor this year strive to achieve all-around success and we commend their efforts. Congratulations!"
On the court in 2018-19, the Patriots continued their steady rise within the Atlantic 10 during another successful campaign. Mason captured 16 regular season wins, including eight Atlantic 10 victories. Mason earned the No. 7 seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament and hosted a game for the second-consecutive season. The Green & Gold also fielded the A-10 Player of the Year (Nicole Cardaño-Hillary) for the second-straight campaign, after Natalie Butler won the award in 2017-18.
For a full list of programs recognized by the WBCA, click here.