BROOKLYN, N.Y. - - The National Tenpin Coaches Association has announced that 36 women's bowling programs have earned the program's Academic Team Award and Wilmington University has the fourth best team grad point average across the country.
To be recognized for the team award, a program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the academic school year. Women's bowling is not divided into three divisions like most NCAA sanctioned sports, and the Wildcats rank fourth in the country with a 3.643 team GPA.
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference foe Felician University came in with the highest team GPA in the country, possessing a 3.741 team GPA this year. They are followed by LIU Post (3.69 GPA) and LIU Brooklyn (3.65 GPA), before Wilmington's fourth place setting. Adelphi rounds out he nation's top five programs with a 3.607 team GPA.
In addition to the team award, the Wildcats also shined with individual academic success as Alyssa Kalafut, Kaley Smith, Monique Rojas, and Rakia Jenkins all earned the NTCA Academic Individual Award for the 2016-17 school year.
National Tenpin Coaches Association Academic Team Award
National Top 10:
1. Felician University – 3.741 GPA
2. LIU Post – 3.69 GPA
3. LIU Brooklyn – 3.65 GPA
4. Wilmington University – 3.643 GPA
5. Adelphi University – 3.607 GPA
6. Sacred Heart University – 3.593 GPA
7. University of Maryland Eastern Shore – 3.56 GPA
8. Fairleigh Dickinson University – 3.53 GPA
9. University of Nebraska – 3.5196 GPA
10. Delaware State University – 3.471 GPA