New Mexico Ranks Tied for 14th in WBCA Academic Honor Roll Top 25

July 20, 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
2011-12 - t14th
2010-11 - 8th
2009-10 - 11th
2008-09 - 10th
2007-08 - 22nd
2005-06 - 6th
2004-05 - 12th

It is 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.