Atlanta, Ga. – Following an outstanding school year in the classroom the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 for the 2016-17 school year.

“I am extremely proud of the efforts of our team in the classroom,” said head coach Todd Steelman. “They’re a diligent group, and they take great pride in their performance on and off the court. We set high standards for them, but more importantly, they set high standards for themselves. This honor certainly reflects their commitment to those standards.”

This is the 22nd year that the Academic Top 25 honor roll has been compiled and the first year that the Blue Hose have made the list.

“The WBCA family is committed to the student-athlete experience and celebrates these teams that have demonstrated excellence in the classroom,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “This year’s WBCA Academic Top 25 is a powerful list of teams and their head coaches who have winning cultures that prepare their student-athletes for success in life.”

The Blue Hose, who finished ranked 17th in the top 25, were one of four Big South teams to make the list. UNC Asheville was 10th with High Point and Gardner-Webb both tied for 15th.

PC was led by in the classroom and on the hardwood by Janie Miles, Cortney Storey, Allie Wagner, and Kacie Hall. Big South Scholar athlete of the year Miles, as well as Storey, Wagner, and Hall, finished the spring semester with a 4.0 GPA.