Yes! In NCAA field of 64, by academics, UW-Green Bay is Elite 8
Here’s a twist on the NCAA Tournament that favors academic excellence: The publication Inside Higher Ed annually conducts its Academic Performance Tournament, in which they determine who would prevail if academics were the deciding factor. (The primary measure is your program’s score on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate, with the Graduation Success Rate as a tiebreaker.) The gratifying news? The UW-Green Bay program tops actual opening-round foe Iowa State and then outpoints the University of Kentucky and Gonzaga University in succession before falling short in the national quarterfinals vs. Ivy League entrant Princeton. To see the story.
To see the women’s bracket as judged by academic success of the programs.