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Georgetown College women's basketball enjoys a high basketball IQ on the court, but it is the team's extremely solid academic record inside the classroom that has coach Andrea McCloskey the happiest.
"They come here to learn, it is their first requirement and I have high standards when it comes to that," McCloskey said. "To know that we were ranked nationally for what we do on the court means I'm doing my job, but knowing we are ranked in the Top 25 nationally for our academics as a team means our players are getting it done."
The Tigers had six athletes eligible for this year's Mid-South Conference academic award, sophomore standing with a 3.25 or higher. All six received the award. Of those six, five were eligible for Daktronics Scholar Athlete, junior or high with a 3.5. Three earned that honor.
Now the Women's Basketball Coaching Association announced its team honor roll rankings and Georgetown is one of only 14 teams to be in the Top 25 for both academics and athletics. The Tigers were also only one of five NAIA Division I schools ranked in the Top 25 for academics.
"As a coach, I'm tremendously pleased with this accomplishment," McCloskey said.
The Tigers were the only MSC team in the WBCA rankings.