STARKVILLE, Miss. – Division III Northwestern (Minn.) tallied a 3.694 team grade point average (GPA) during the 2010-11 academic year to lead all colleges in the 2011 NFCA Top 10 All-Academic team rankings. This marks the first time in program history that the Eagles have led either the Division III or all-college rankings. 

The NFCA Academic Awards program honors both collegiate and high school teams for their submitted GPAs for the 2010-11 academic year. As a second component of the program, all submitted student-athletes who achieved a 3.50 GPA during the last academic year are named as a NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete. The individual honorees will be announced by Friday, October 7 on NFCA.org. 

Leading the way in the NAIA this year was Central Methodist, which turned in a 3.627 GPA, while Tennessee Tech led Division I with a 3.619. Illinois Central unseated the three-time, defending junior college winner Wallace St.-Hanceville with a 3.540 and Division II Central Missouri rounded out the collegiate divisional winners with a 3.533. 

In the high school categories, Cambridge Christian School (Fla.) took top honors amongst teams with weighted GPAs with a 4.297, while Our Lady of Mercy HS (N.Y.) was the leader amongst non-weighted schools with a perfect 4.000 GPA. 

Below are listed the top ten teams in each of the seven categories (NCAA Division I, II and III; NAIA; all junior college divisions; weighted high schools and non-weighted high schools). For a complete listing of all team GPAs, click herehere

NCAA Division I
1. Tennessee Technological University – 3.619, 2. Southern Illinois University – 3.611, 3. Robert Morris University – 3.553, 4. Houston Baptist University – 3.551, 5. Bowling Green State University – 3.534, 6. Youngstown State University – 3.523, 7. Troy University – 3.512, 8. University of Alabama – 3.510, 9. East Tennessee State University – 3.495, 10 (tie). Eastern Michigan University – 3.477, 10 (tie). Stetson University – 3.477. 

NCAA Division II
1. University of Central Missouri – 3.533, 2. Lynn University – 3.526, 3. Texas Woman’s University – 3.502, 4. University of Arkansas at Monticello – 3.487, 5. University of Findlay – 3.460, 6. Mansfield University – 3.450, 7. Chowan University – 3.435, 8. Grand Canyon University 3.430, 9. Rollins College – 3.426, 10. Limestone College – 3.421. 

NCAA Division III
1. Northwestern College – 3.694, 2. Spalding University – 3.650, 3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 3.600, 4. Pomona-Pitzer Colleges – 3.578, 5. Suffolk University – 3.558, 6. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges – 3.512, 7. Thiel College – 3.490, 8. Skidmore College – 3.487, 9. Emerson College – 3.480, 10. Lebanon Valley College – 3.479. 

NAIA
1. Central Methodist University – 3.627, 2. William Carey University – 3.559, 3. McKendree University – 3.520, 4. Lindenwood University – 3.518, 5. St. Xavier University – 3.496, 6. Bethel University (Tenn.) – 3.490, 7. Concordia University (Neb.) – 3.484, 8. Columbia College (Mo.) – 3.480, 9. Southern Nazarene University – 3.471, 10. Mount Marty College – 3.445. 

Junior College
1. Illinois Central College – 3.540, 2. Wallace State Community College, Hanceville – 3.485, 3. Iowa Western Community College – 3.408, 4. Salt Lake Community College – 3.404, 5. East Mississippi Community College – 3.393, 6. Hinds Community College – 3.379, 7. Labette Community College – 3.352, 8. Holmes Community College – 3.338, 9. College of Southern Idaho – 3.282, 10. Indian Hills Community College – 3.280. 

High School (Weighted)
1. Cambridge Christian School (Fla.) – 4.297, 2. Holy Hill Academy (S.C.) – 4.130, 3. Blair Academy (N.J.) – 4.100, 4. Elysian Fields High School (Texas) – 4.070, 5. Blythewood High School – (S.C.) – 4.069, 6. Blue Valley North High School – 4.040, 7. Washburn Rural High School (Kan.) – 4.031, 8. West Chester East High School (Pa.) – 3.995, 9. Flagler Palm Coast High School (Fla.) – 3.938, 10. G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School (Fla.) – 3.931. 

High School (Non-Weighted)
1. Our Lady of Mercy High School (N.Y.) – 4.000, 2. West Delaware County High School (Iowa) 3.885, 3. Del Norte High School (Calif.) – 3.860, 4. Lincoln Southwest High School (Neb). – 3.801. 5 (Tie). Arlington High School (Neb.) – 3.800, 5 (Tie). Olathe North High School (Kan.) – 3.800, 7. Allen County-Scottsville High School (Ky.) – 3.791, 8. Cedarburg High School (Wis.) – 3.786, 9. Sioux East High School (Iowa) – 3.753, 10. Lubbock Monterey High School (Texas) – 3.730

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