Yeshiva Athletes Score All-Academic Honors

Women’s Basketball Team Places in WBCA Academic Top 25, Twelve Yeshiva Student-Athletes Named to All-Academic Teams

Each year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) puts together a list of teams with the best GPA’s amongst the three NCAA divisions. Yeshiva’s 3.457 team GPA ranked them 19th in the country among all Division 3 women’s basketball programs. The top team in the country, Case Western Reserve University, had a 3.609 team GPA. This is the sixth time since the 2000-01 season that Yeshiva has made the Top 25, and the 4th time in the past 6 seasons. The YU Lady Macs ranked as high as 2nd in 2001 and have been in the top 10 three times.

The Hudson Valley Men’s (HVMAC) and Women’s Athletic Conferences (HVWAC) have announced the All-Academic Teams for the winter and spring semesters. To make the team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 (cumulative for their careers). The team recognizes those student-athletes that met that criteria and were participants on the basketball, swimming and softball teams (women) or basketball, tennis and volleyball teams (men).

Four women’s basketball players made the All-Academic team: Mercedes Cohen, Ayelet Friedman, Lauren Kempin and Malka Lebovic. That is the only YU team that competes in the HVWAC during the winter/spring semester.

On the men’s side, eight volleyball players made the team: Moshe Cohen, Eitan Finkelstein, Raphael Herskovits, Kevin Katz, Elchanan Margolis, Jared Rechnitz, David Wagner and Jonah Wilkof. The volleyball team is the only team for Yeshiva that competes in the HVMAC during the winter/spring semester.

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