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.
|20.||New Jersey City||3.417|
|23.||Stephen F. Austin State||3.390|
|24.||Saint Francis (Pa.)||3.384|
|36.||North Carolina A&T||3.250|
* ECC member