Women's Bowling Places Second In NCAA In Team GPA

Women's Bowling Places Second In NCAA In Team GPA

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The 2017-18 Felician University women's bowling program has finished second nationally among NCAA teams in grade-point average, according to data released by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) on Tuesday.

The 12-member Felician squad put together a team GPA of 3.719 for the 2017-18 academic year. A list of team members can be viewed at www.felicianathletics.com/sports/wbowl/2017-18/roster.

The Golden Falcons have earned the NTCA Team Academic Award in all four years of their existence, finishing no worse than second in the country each time. Felician lead the NCAA in team GPA for 2016-17, but were upended this year by Spalding University and its 3.811 figure.

Adelphi University, like Felician an associate member of the East Coast Conference (ECC), was third nationally with a 3.633 mark.

Guided by head coach Andrew Toriello, Felician completed its fourth season of intercollegiate competition in 2017-18, winning the program's 200th all-time dual match during the ECC Championship tournament.  The Golden Falcons had an overall won-lost record of 52-58 this season, and finished No. 9 in the final NTCA Division II/III national poll.

In all, the NTCA recognized a record 38 teams which put together verified cumulative GPAs of 3.20 or higher for the recently-completed academic year. They are listed below.

 

2017-18 NTCA
All-Academic Teams

1. Spalding 3.811
2. Felician* 3.719
3. Adelphi* 3.633
4. Sacred Heart 3.628
5. Delaware State 3.610
6. Southern 3.600
7. Jackson State 3.576
8. Wisconsin-Whitewater 3.559
9. LIU Brooklyn 3.548
10. Caldwell 3.510
  Fairleigh Dickinson 3.510
  Maryland-Eastern Shore 3.510
13. Arkansas State 3.485
14. Chestnut Hill* 3.480
15. Molloy* 3.474
16. Nebraska 3.463
17. Tulane 3.450
18. Penn State-Altoona 3.430
19. Augustana (S.D.) 3.429
20. New Jersey City 3.417
21. Norfolk State 3.410
22. Elmhurst 3.400
23. Stephen F. Austin State 3.390
24. Saint Francis (Pa.) 3.384
25. Wilmington (Del.)* 3.364
26. Monmouth 3.357
27. Alabama-Birmingham 3.350
28. Morgan State 3.306
29. Valparaiso 3.298
30. Louisiana Tech 3.282
31. Lincoln Memorial* 3.281
32. Medaille 3.280
33. Kutztown* 3.271
34. St. Francis-Brooklyn 3.247
35. Duquesne 3.260
36. North Carolina A&T 3.250
37. Vanderbilt 3.234
38. Maryville 3.200

* ECC member