basketball-women-d1 flag

NCAA.com | April 3, 2016

Oregon State's Ruth Hamblin named Elite 90 award winner for DI Women's Basketball

  Ruth Hamblin currently carries a 3.85 GPA, earning her the Elite 90 Award for DI Women's Basketball.

INDIANAPOLIS---Ruth Hamblin, a senior at Oregon State University, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.

The Elite 90 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

RELATED: 2015-16's NCAA Elite 90 Winners

Hamblin, majoring in mechanical engineering, currently carries a 3.85 GPA. She was presented with the award Sunday evening during the women’s basketball national semifinal games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and competing at the championship.

Women's college basketball rankings: The preseason top 10 for 2019-20

Here are the preseason Top 10 women's college basketball teams for 2019-20, ranked by NCAA.com's Michelle Smith.
READ MORE

NCAA digital media tour highlights tipoff of 2019-20 women’s basketball season

The NCAA digital and social media team is set to visit 12 campuses in October, capturing content and highlighting women’s basketball programs and players across the country as the pursuit of the 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship is about to begin. 
READ MORE

Women’s college soccer: 5 things to know before Pac-12 play kicks off

The Pac-12 has produced five national champions since the NCAA started recognizing women's soccer as an official sport. This year the conference is poised to produce another as Stanford, USC and UCLA all look like they could compete for the College Cup.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners