Manhattan College Women's Basketball Earns Top 25 Academic Honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)

The recognition shows that the Jaspers are a force to be reckoned with both on the court and in the classroom.

The Manhattan College women's basketball team has earned a spot in the 2022-2023 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25, a ranking that recognizes the nation's top women's basketball programs in terms of academic achievement. The Jaspers’ combined GPA of 3.576 ranks at number 21 and is among the highest of all Division I teams in the New York metropolitan area. In March, eight members of the Manhattan women's basketball team were named to the Academic All-MAAC team for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Women's Basketball Team

This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Jaspers student-athletes, who have shown that it is possible to excel both on the court and in the classroom. 

"I'm extremely proud of my team's performance in the classroom this past academic year," said Heather Vulin, head coach of the women’s basketball team. "Our motto is #playGREEN, which means everything we do is at a championship level. Our commitment to bringing in student-athletes that want to be a part of our culture is evident with the success we've had on and off the court, and I'm proud that their hard work continues to show." 

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 2022-2023 season is the 28th 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 Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. "The teams we honor this year strive to achieve all-around success and we commend their efforts.” 

By David Koeppel