1993 NCAA Div. III champions
PELLA — For the second straight year, Central College is on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Top 25 Academic Team Honor Roll.
Under first-year coach Mike Jacobsma, the Dutch rank 20th with a combined team grade point average of 3.463 for the 2011-12 academic year. Central was also 20th in 2010-11 and has cracked the honor roll six times since 1997, finishing second in the U.S. in 2000, third in 1997 and fifth in 1999.
Central earlier had five players named to the academic all-Iowa Conference squad.
Northland College (Wis.) ranked No. 1 in Division III at 3.706. Central was among four Iowa schools in the rankings and one of just two that was in last year’s rankings as well. Simpson ranks eighth at 3.539 with Luther 16th at 3.485 and Grinnell 18th at 3.473.