Lobo Women's Basketball Rank 14th in Nation in WBCA's Academic Rankings

July 17, 2012

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association have released their WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls for the 2011-12 season, and it has given the University of New Mexico women's basketball program another feather in its cap for its memorable 2011-12 season.

With a team grade point average of 3.403, Head Coach Yvonne Sanchez and company have tied for 14th in the country in this esteemed academic ranking. The program's appearance on the list is hardly a new occurrence. Since the 2004-2005 season, New Mexico women's basketball has made the top 25 list in seven out of the last eight seasons. That includes three top-ten rankings and the Lobos' highest ranking of 6th in the country during the 2005-2006 season.

WBCA Top 25 Academic National Ranking Appearances
Season WBCA National Ranking
2011-2012 14th
2010-2011 8th
2009-2010 11th
2008-2009 10th
2007-2008 22nd
2005-2006 6th
2004-2005 12th

It's the latest round of scholastic accolades for the student-athletes of the program. This past season saw Lobos bring home various academic awards, which included junior Caroline Durbin becoming the program's first-ever Capital One Academic All-American.

At the conference level, New Mexico had eight student-athletes receive Mountain West Academic All-Conference awards. Six Lobos also were named to the conference's Scholar Athlete Award list, which was twice as many as any other MW women's basketball program.

As summer continues to pass us by, we are continuing to gear up for the great athletic action the 2012-13 academic year will bring us. Lobo women's basketball has given us another reminder from 2011-12 just what kind of student-athletes represent New Mexico Athletics.