Jacks Earn Ninth Straight WBCA Honor
BROOKINGS, S.D.—For the ninth consecutive season, the South Dakota State women’s basketball team has appeared in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, placing 19th among NCAA Division I programs, officials from the WBCA announced today.
The Jackrabbits, coached by Aaron Johnston, compiled a 3.421 team GPA during the 2013-14 academic year. South Dakota State was one of two Summit League teams named to the honor roll (Denver).
SDSU led all divisions of women’s college basketball three consecutive seasons from 2005-06 through 2007-08. The Jackrabbits added their fourth D-I team academic title during the 2010-11 season.
Under Johnston's guidance, South Dakota State has graduated its student-athletes and set a standard of excellence both on the court and in the classroom. The Jackrabbits boast a league-leading three Academic All-Summit League honorees, four CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, a pair of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners, three SDSU Team Academic Awards and a cumulative team GPA of 3.51 during Johnston’s 14 years.