Warriors cap season with honor for work in classroom

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Former head coach Dave Bale and Corban's women's basketball team capped off a record-breaking season by being named one of 43 NAIA women's basketball scholar teams thanks to their work in the classroom with a combined Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.43.

The Warriors were one of five Cascade Collegiate Conference women's basketball teams to earn this yearly NAIA honor, as Corban ranked second among all CCC schools.  Former head coach Tom Loney and Oregon Institute of Technology ranked first among the CCC institutions with a combined GPA of 3.50, while Corban (3.43), Albertson (3.37), Eastern Oregon (3.16), and Concordia (3.03) rounded out the Cascade Collegiate Conference schools.


Overall, head coach Drew Olson and Concordia University-Nebraska captured the top spot among all NAIA women's basketball squads with a combined Grade Point Average of 3.74.


This past season, the Warriors were also honored for their play on the court thanks to a school-record 27 wins (15 in conference), including a school-record tying 11-game winning streak heading into the national tournament.  Bale guided Corban to its first-ever Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season crown, the team's third conference post-season tournament title in five years, and the college's third trip in the past five seasons to the NAIA Division II national tournament.


For additional sports news visit: http://www.corban.edu/athletics.

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