RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician College women's bowling team finished second nationally among NCAA programs in grade-point average, according to data released last week by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA).
The eight-member Felician squad put together a team GPA of 3.64 for the 2014-15 academic year. A list of team members can be viewed at www.felicianathletics.com/sports/wbowl/2014-15/roster.
LIU Brooklyn was the 2014-15 NTCA All-Scholars Team with a GPA of 3.79. The Blackbirds were the only NCAA program to top Felician. Stephen F. Austin University and Sam Houston State University tied for third place, both with a 3.61 figure.
Guided by head coach Andrew Toriello, Felician completed its inaugural season of competition in 2014-15 with an overall won-lost record of 44-42. The Golden Falcons fielded a team of eight freshmen.
In all, the NTCA recognized 21 teams which put together cumulative GPAs of 3.20 or better for the recently completed academic year. The complete list can be viewed at www.felicianathletics.com/sports/wbowl/2015-16/files/NTCA_Team_Award_2015.pdf.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.