Atlanta, Ga. (August 7) – A GPA of 3.553 on a 4.0 scale during the past academic year resulted in the MIT women's basketball team ranking 23rd on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. This was the fourth year in a row the Engineers made the list and sixth time overall.
The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA and junior/community 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 2018-19 season was the 24th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
For the third year in a row MIT led the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in Academic All-Conference honors and repeated with a program-record selection of eight student-athletes as Sophie Gershon '19 (New York, N.Y.), Maude Gull '19 (Zurich, Switzerland), Kara Holinski '19 (Livonia, Mich.), Kristen Ngan '19 (Sudbury, Mass.), Dolly Yuan '19 (San Jose, Calif.), senior Cindy Si (San Antonio, Texas), and juniors Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.) and Margaret Sullivan (Wilmington, Del.) each maintained at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. In addition, Holinski was named to the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.
The Engineers finished the 2018-19 campaign with a record of 21-8, marking the most wins in program history, while capturing their second straight NEWMAC Championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time.
"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!"