2018-19 team earns #8 ranking in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 Team Honor Roll.
ROSEBURG, Oregon – The Umpqua Community College (UCC) women's basketball team ended another historic season on the court this past March—breaking records and earning an overall season 32-1 record. Although the team did not walk away from the season as this year’s Northwest Athletic Conference champs, they did receive another prestigious recognition. The 2018-19 team was just recognized for a national Top 25 finish for their off-court performance in academics.
The Umpqua Lady Riverhawks finished the year with a 3.393 G.P.A., which earned the team the #8 ranking in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 Team Honor Roll. Although the team ranked higher last year at #6, which was the highest ranking in the program's history, the team's overall GPA was actually .019 higher than last year's team.
"We have made this list several times over the years, but this is the third straight year we have been in the Top 10,” Dave Stricklin, UCC’s women’s basketball coach, said.
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. Coach Stricklin says there is a reason behind the team’s continued success.
“Mandatory supervised study hall, regular grade checks, tutors, and weekly follow-up meetings with each of our players have all been put in place to give each of them the tools necessary to reach their academic potential,” Stricklin said. “Parents from anywhere in the country can send their daughter to UCC with full confidence that she will be immersed in a culture that promotes both high-level basketball and high-level academics."
The following is the 2018-19 WBCA Academic Team Honor Roll for the two-year division:
- Snow College
- Northwest Mississippi Community College
- Miles Community College
- Frank Phillips College
- South Georgia Technical College
- Dodge City Community College
- Neosho County Community College
- Umpqua Community College
- John Wood Community College
- Northeastern Junior College
- Hill College
- Ventura College
- Central Maine Community College
- Kankakee Community College
- Seward County Community College
- Gulf Coast State College
- Dawson Community College
About Umpqua Community College
Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.
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Head Coach - Women's Basketball/Associate Professor, Physical Education