IU Women's Basketball Continues Academic Success
June 3, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team recorded a grade point average of over a 3.1, topping its 2008 Fall GPA of over 3.0.
"We raise the bar every semester on where we want to be athletically, as well as academically," said IU head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "We believe that you can two things at once, and our young ladies have really captured the essence of which we are - our character, academics and basketball. Our young ladies are doing a great job in our community. Where ever you go, you're going to hear wonderful things about our team."
"The women's basketball team has shown a great deal of hard work and dedication academically this spring semester," said Korinth Patterson, the Hoosiers' Academic Advisor. "The spring semester brings on new challenges as the demands of basketball travel increase. The ladies continue to excel both on the court and in the classroom."
"Academically, they are being competitive with one another," Legette-Jack added. "It's kind of a fun competition, but they understand that the muscle between their ears is the most important muscle they have. Jamie Braun is leading the way. She really challenged herself academically. Jori Davis has challenged herself to get a 3.5 next season. Whitney Lindsay struggled a little bit down the stretch, but she locked down and had a great GPA. Andrea McGuirt is an honor student in the Kelley School of Business, you just can't say enough about her academic leadership on this team. Our players are really doing a great job."
Indiana boasted five players on this year's Academic All-Big Ten Team, including Jori Davis, Jackson, McGuirt, Lydia Serfling and Whitney Thomas.
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