BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union women's basketball team recorded another achievement to add to the Lady Bulldogs' remarkable 2011-12 season as they were named to the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team NAIA Honor Roll for the 2011-12 season, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
Union ranks 10th overall with a team grade-point average of 3.476.
Three-time NAIA Division II national champion Northwestern College (Iowa) makes its ninth appearance and first atop the NAIA honor roll with a 3.657 team GPA. The Raiders, under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Yaw, finished their championship season with a 28-7 record.
Seventeen of the top 25 teams - seven in NAIA Division I and 10 in NAIA Division II - earned berths in the NAIA national tournaments in their respective divisions.
The Lady Bulldogs are one of those teams which earned a berth to the NAIA national tournament, winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament to make their fourth trip in program history. Union ended the year 25-8 overall and went 13-5 in conference play to finish second. The Lady Bulldogs made regular appearances in the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, ending the year ranked 25th.
To view the entire Top 25 Honor Roll, click here.