September 12, 2014
Gainesville, FL – The Santa Fe Saints were one of ten two year colleges recently honored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association for their hard work in the classroom during the 2013-14 season, and the lone representative from the state of Florida. SF finished with a cumulative team GPA of 3.112, good for ninth best in the entire country amongst National Junior College Athletics Association institutions, earning them a spot on the WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll.
"I am really proud of these girls," said SF Coach Chanda Stebbins. "It is difficult to be well rounded and make good choices on and off the floor. This group of young ladies demonstrated that you can be successful on the court and in the classroom."
The Saints finished the 2013-14 season with a 10-19 overall record, and qualified for the FCSAA State Tournament with a third place finish in the Mid-Florida Conference.
"Certainly we would have liked to have been even more successful in both areas but I'm still very proud of their effort and it is great to be recognized by the WBCA," Stebbins commented. "I am also proud of my staff, our professors, our athletic department and our college, who daily make an effort to put education in the forefront of these player's minds."
The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA; and junior/community college women's basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade point average (GPA) inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2013-14 season is the 19th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls. (courtesy www.wbca.com)
To see a complete list of teams honored for their academic excellence, click the following link: WBCA Honor Roll.