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ABCA honors over 200 programs with Team Academic Excellence Award

2016-17 ABCA Team Academic ExcellenceThe American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to honor over 200 college and high school programs with this year's ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were honored with the award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year.

"We are so excited for the opportunity to honor so many of our member coaches and their players with the Team Academic Excellence Award," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "With all that is expected of our student-athletes, acheiving a team GPA of 3.0 or above is truly an accomplishment. It is a testament to the leadership and commitment of our member coaches to developing their players into individuals who will be successful on and off the field."

In total, 229 programs were recognized with the 2016-17 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, including 71 high school programs and 61 teams from NCAA Div. III.

Coaches were able to nominate their teams for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award following the conclusion of their spring semesters prior to the nomination deadline of July 7. To be honored, teams had to meet the following criteria:

  • 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 2016-17 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.

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Arkansas State University
Ball State University (IN)
Baylor University (TX)
Belmont University (TN)
Chicago State University (IL)
College of William & Mary (VA)
Columbia University (NY)
Dallas Baptist University (TX)
Duke University (NC)
East Carolina University (NC)
Eastern Kentucky University
Elon University (NC)
Gardner-Webb University (NC)
Harvard University (MA)
Hofstra University (NY)
Illinois State University
Kansas State University

Lafayette College (PA)
Long Island University (NY)
McNeese State University (LA)
Mercer University (GA)
Michigan State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Oregon State University
Sacramento State (CA)
Saint Louis University (MO)
Samford University (AL)
St. John's University (NY)
Tulane University (LA)
University of Alabama-Birmingham
University of Cincinnati (OH)
University of Hartford (CT)
University of Kansas
University of Louisville (KY)
University of Memphis (TN)

University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
University of North Carolina-Wilmington
University of Portland (OR)
University of Toledo (OH)
Utah Valley University
Ashland University (OH)
Augustana University (SD)
Azusa Pacific University (CA)
Bentley University (MA)
Cal Poly Pomona

Eastern New Mexico University
Harding University (AR)
Henderson State University (AR)
Holy Names University (CA)
Lewis University (IL)
Lincoln University (PA)
Lindenwood University (MO)
Lynn University (FL)

Malone University (OH)
Molloy College (NY)
Montana State University Billings
Northern State University (SD)
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)
Philadelphia University (PA)
Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
Rockhurst University (MO)
Rollins College (FL)
Saint Edward's University (TX)
Seton Hill University (PA)
Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Southwest Baptist University (MO)
Truman State University (MO)
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
University of Mary (ND)
University of North Georgia
University of the Sciences (PA)
University of West Georgia
Walsh University (OH)
Wayne State University (MI)
Winona State University (MN)
Albright College (PA)
Aurora University (IL)
Beloit College (WI)
Berry College (GA)
Bethel University (MN)
Bluffton University (OH)
Cairn University (PA)
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College (MN)
Carroll University (WI)
Chapman University (CA)
Dominican University (IL)
Drew University (NJ)
East Texas Baptist University
Edgewood College (WI)
Elmhurst College (IL)
Endicott College (MA)
Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Grinnell College (IA)
Haverford College (PA)
Heidelberg University (OH)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Martin Luther College (MN)
Marymount University (VA)
Middlebury College (VT)
North Park University (IL)
Penn State Behrend (PA)
Piedmont College (GA)
Principia College (IL)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
Rhodes College (TN)
Rockford University (IL)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Saint Joseph's College (NE)
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (MN)
Salve Regina University (RI)
Schreiner University (TX)
Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)
Shenandoah University (VA)
Southern Vermont College
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
Suffolk University (MA)
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
Texas Lutheran University
The College of New Jersey
The College of Wooster (OH)
Thiel College (PA)
Trine University (IN)
Tufts University (MA)
Union College (NY)
United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
University of Chicago (IL)
University of Dubuque (IA)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)
University of Mary Washington (VA)
Vassar College (NY)

Wartburg College (IA)
Whittier College (CA)
William Paterson University (NJ)
Bellevue University (NE)
Doane University (NE)
Indiana Tech
Lawrence Technological University (MI)
Reinhardt University (GA)
Siena Heights University (MI)
Southwestern Christian University (OK)
University of Antelope Valley (CA)
University of Jamestown (ND)
Chattanooga State Community College (TN)
De Anza College (CA)
Lake Land College (IL)
Lincoln Trail College (IL)
LSU Eunice
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Ohlone College (CA)
Paradise Valley Community College (AZ)
Riverside City College

Sinclair Community College (OH)
Wabash Valley College (IL)
Andrean High School (IN)
Annapolis High School (MD)
Antonian College Prep High School (TX)
Archbishop McNicholas High School (OH)
Bakersfield Christian High School (CA)
Bexley High School (OH)
Bingham High School (UT)
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (GA)
Bondurant-Farrar High School (IA)
Cadillac High School (MI)
Cambridge-Isanti High School (MN)
Carolina Forest High School (SC)
Carrollton High School (GA)
Clayton Valley Charter High School (CA)
Cortland Jr.-Sr. High School (NY)
D.C. Everest Senior High School (WI)

Desert Vista High School (AZ)
Eagan High School (MN)
El Camino High School (CA)
Fenton High School (MI)
Gaithersburg High School (MD)
Grandview Senior High School (MO)
Greenville High School (SC)
Hernando High School (MS)
Horatio High School (AR)
Hudson High School (OH)
John F. Kennedy High School (IL)
John Paul II High School (SC)
Kennedale High School (TX)
Kimberly High School (WI)
Lafayette Central Catholic (IN)
Lee-Scott Academy (AL)
Loyola High School (CA)
Marcos de Niza High School (AZ)
Maur Hill-Mount Academy (KS)
McLean High School (VA)
Metea Valley High School (IL)
Midland High School (MI)
Midwood High School (NY)
Millennium High School (NY)
Morristown-Beard School (NJ)
Mountain Vista High School (CO)
New Castle High School (IN)
New Providence High School (NJ)
New Summerfield High School (TX)
Newbury Park High School (CA)
Newnan High School (GA)
Noble and Greenough School (MA)
North Hardin Christian School (KY)
Northern Guilford High School (NC)
Oak Mountain High School (AL)
Oshkosh West High School (WI)
Pensacola Catholic High School (FL)
Phoenixville High School (PA)
Pleasantville Community Schools (IA)
Presbyterian Christian School (MS)
Rantoul Township High School (IL)
Roosevelt High School (SD)
Salado High School (TX)
Sallisaw High School (OK)
St. Augustine High School (CA)
The Hun School of Princeton (NJ)
The Summit Country Day School (OH)
Trinity Christian Academy (TX)
Valley Center High School (KS)
Voyager Academy (NC)
Webster County High School (KY)
West Aurora High School (IL)
West High School (TN)
Whitko High School (IN)
Yuba City High School (CA)
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