ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award recipients announced

ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award recipients announced

The recipients of the 2015-16 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, which honors high school and college programs that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year, have been announced. Over 150 high school and college programs were recognized with the inaugural award.

"We are extremely proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of so many of our member coaches' programs this year," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "This award highlights our coaches' commitment to developing student-athletes that excel both on and off the field, and we're proud of these student-athletes for their success in the classroom."

Teams from NCAA Divisions I, II and III, junior college and high school were honored. The new award was announced in May and the deadline for teams to be nominated was July 15.

In order to qualify for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, programs must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a high school or college team
  • Team must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale during the 2015-16 academic year
  • Head coach must be a current ABCA member

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 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award.

 

2015-16 Nomination Forms (Deadline July 15 -- Late nominations will be recognized on the ABCA website but will not be awarded a certificate) 


 

2015-16 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award Recipients

NCAA Division I

Arkansas State University
Ball State University (IN)
Central Michigan University
Chicago State University (IL)
Columbia University (NY)
Duke University (NC)
East Carolina University (NC)
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Elon University (NC)
Gardner-Webb University (NC)
Georgia State University
Georgia Tech
Illinois State University
Lafayette College (PA)
LIU Brooklyn (NY)
McNeese State University (LA)
Middle Tennessee State University
Monmouth University
North Carolina A&T State University
Oregon State University
Sacramento State (CA)
St. John's University (NY)
UNC Greensboro
UNC Wilmington
University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
University of Evansville (IN)
University of Louisville (KY)
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Portland (OR)
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Toledo (OH)

NCAA Division II

Armstrong State University (GA)
Ashland University (OH)
Azusa Pacific University (CA)
Bentley University (MA)
Harding University (AR)
Lindenwood University (MO)
Lynn University (FL)
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Northern State University (SD)
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
Rogers State University (OK)
Seton Hill University (PA)
Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Lewis University (IL)
Lincoln University (PA)
Rockhurst University (MO)
Truman State University (MO)
University of Mary (ND)
University of the Sciences (PA)
University of West Georgia
Walsh University (OH)
Wayne State University (MI)
Winona State University (MN)

NCAA Division III

Beloit College (WI)
Berry College (GA)
Carleton College (MN)
Carroll University (WI)
Drew University (NJ)
East Texas Baptist University
Edgewood College (WI)
Elmhurst College (IL)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Grinnell College (IA)
Haverford College (PA)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Kenyon College (OH)
Martin Luther College (MN)
Marymount University (VA)
Mount Aloysius College (PA)
North Park University (IL)
Piedmont College (GA)
Rhodes College (TN)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Schreiner University (TX)
Southwestern University (TX)
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
SUNY Oneonta (NY)
The College of New Jersey
Thiel College (PA)
Trine University (IN)
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
Union College (NY)
University of Dubuque (IA)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)
Wartburg College (IA)
Westminster College (MO)
Whittier College (CA)
Whitworth University (WA)

NAIA

Bethel College (IN)
Doane University (NE)
Goshen College (IN)
Mayville State University (ND)
Reinhardt University (GA)
Siena Heights University (MI)
University of Jamestown (ND)
University of Pikeville (KY)
Valley City State University (ND)

NJCAA

El Paso Community College (TX)
Lake Land College (IL)
Seward County Community College (KS)
Sinclair Community College (OH)
South Mountain Community College (AZ)
Southwestern Community College (IA)
Wabash Valley Community College (IL)

Pacific Association Disvision

Ohlone College (CA) 

High School

Andrean High School (IN)
Battle Ground Academy (TN)
Bexley High School (OH)
Bingham High School (UT)
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (GA)
Bondurant-Farrar High School (IA)
Bowie High School (TX)
Cambridge-Isanti High School (MN)
Cortland High School (NY)
Crossett High School (AR)
Harvard-Westlake School (CA)
Hernando High School (MS)
Homer High School (MI)
Hudson High School (OH)
John Paul II High School (SC)
Kennedale High School (TX)
Kimberly High School (WI)
Lafayette Central Catholic High School (IN)
Lee-Scott Academy (AL)
Loyola High School (CA)
Lutheran High School (CO)
Marcos De Niza High School (AZ)
McKinney North High School (TX)
McLean High School (VA)
Metea Valley High School (IL)
Midland High School (MI)
Millburn High School (NJ)
Moorpark High School (CA)
Moreau Catholic High School (CA)
Morristown-Beard School (NJ)
New Castle High School (IN)
New Summerfield High School (TX)
North Hardin Christian School (KY)
Oak Mountain High School (AL)
Pleasantville High School (IA)
Presbyterian Christian School (MS)
Rantoul Township High School (IL)
Saint Mary's Colgan High School (KS)
Sallisaw High School (OK)
Southeast High School (FL)
St. Augustine High School (CA)
Stephen F. Austin High School (TX)
Toledo St. Francis (OH)
Tuttle High School (OK)
Voyager Academy High School (NC)
West Aurora High School (IL)
West High School (TN)
West Johnston High School (NC)
West Milford High School (NJ)