Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

Jul 25, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The 2019 University of Dubuque baseball team was honored on Thursday with the American Baseball Coaches Association's Team Academic Excellence Award. The award honors high school and college programs coached by ABCA members that post a Grade Point Average over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year.

The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) honored over 300 college and high school programs with this year for their performance in the classroom. UD is one of 80 NCAA Division III Schools to earn the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award.

Criteria for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award include:

  • Must be a high school or college team.
  • Head coach must be a current ABCA member.
  • Team must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale during the 2018-19 academic year. GPA may not be rounded up.

The American Baseball Coaches Association has a long tradition of recognizing the achievements of baseball coaches and student-athletes. The ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams are the nation's oldest, founded in 1949, and the ABCA's awards program also includes the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Awards, the ABCA/Diamond Regional & National Coaches of the Year and several other major awards such as the ABCA Hall of Fame and the Ethics in Coaching Award.