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Pioneer Women's Basketball Earns Academic Award

Pioneer Women's Basketball Earns Academic Award

Lady Pioneers Earn Top GPA For Two Year Colleges

The Miles Community College Lady Pioneers were honored for their success in the classroom on Tuesday afternoon as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced their annual Academic Top-25 Honor Roll.  MCC earned first place for this award, with their team GPA of 3.771.

During the 2019-20 season, the Pioneers had nine student athletes with a GPA above 3.6.  Six players earned 2nd Team NJCAA Academic All American honors with a GPA above 3.80: sophomore forwards KP Hoffman and Ekaterina Golovkina, and freshmen Olyvia Pacheco, Anna Boone, Lili Long, Jazmyn Kellog. Sophomore guards Claire Borot and Binta Salawu earned NJCAA 3rd Team All Academic honors, as well as freshman forward Lidia Pintor.  Salawu earned her second WBCA award, as in April she was honored for her performance on the court as a member of the WBCA All American team.

The WBCA Academic Top 25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2019-20 season is the 25th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.  You can read their press release by clicking following the link:

https://wbca.org/about/press-releases/wbca-announces-2019-20-academic-top-25-team-honor-rolls

"The WBCA applauds these head coaches and their teams for their commitment to academic excellence," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew "We appreciate and value the hard work and dedication the players and coaches have put forth to thrive in the classroom and on the basketball court."

About the Women's Basketball Coaches Association

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.