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Nearly 300 programs receive ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

August 1, 2018

2017-18 ABCA Team Academic Excellence AwardThe American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to honor nearly 300 member college and high school programs with the 2018 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with this year's award, which highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2017-18 academic year.

"We are thrilled to be able to honor all of this year's Team Academic Excellence Award recipients," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "It is a privilege for our association to have the opportunity to highlight so many deserving teams and recognize all of the hard work they put in off the field throughout the year."

A record number of teams were recognized with the 2017-18 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. In total, 297 college and high school programs received this year's award, including 96 high school programs and 80 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 18. 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 2017-18 academic year.

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 Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award.

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Arkansas State University
Ball State University (IN)
Baylor University (TX)
Bradley University (IL)
Butler University (IN)
Chicago State University (IL)
College of the Holy Cross (MA)
College of William & Mary (VA)
Coppin State University (MD)
Davidson College (NC)
Duke University (NC)
East Carolina University (NC)
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Gardner-Webb University (NC)
Harvard University (MA)
High Point University (NC)
Hofstra University (NY)
Lehigh University (PA)
Long Island University Brooklyn (NY)
McNeese State University (LA)
Mercer University (GA)
Michigan State University
Monmouth University (NJ)
North Dakota State University
Oregon State University
Saint Louis University (MO)
Sam Houston State University (TX)
Samford University (AL)
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern University (LA)
Southern Illinois University
St. John's University (NY)
The Citadel (SC)
Tulane University (LA)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Cincinnati (OH)
University of Hartford (CT)
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville (KY)
University of Memphis (TN)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland (OR)
University of Toledo (OH)
Western Michigan University
Wichita State University (KS)
Yale University (CT)
Youngstown State University (OH)

Augustana University (SD)
Azusa Pacific University (CA)
Bentley University (MA)
Cal Poly Pomona
California State University, East Bay
Eastern New Mexico University
Fairmont State University (WV)
Goldey-Beacom College (DE)
Harding University (AR)
Holy Names University (CA)
Lafayette College (PA)
Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC)
Lewis University (IL)
Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
Lindenwood University (MO)
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Molloy College (NY)
Northern State University (SD)
Nyack College (NY)
Ouachita Baptist University (AR)
Point Loma Nazarene University (CA)
Rogers State University (OK)
Salem International University (WV)
San Francisco State University (CA)
Southwest Baptist University (MO)
Thomas Jefferson University (PA)
Truman State University (MO)
Union College (NY)
University of Illinois at Springfield
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Mary (ND)
University of Montevallo (AL)
Walsh University (OH)
Wayne State University (MI)
Winona State University (MN)

Albion College (MI)
Albright College (PA)
Anderson University (IN)
Aurora University (IL)
Beloit College (WI)
Berry College (GA)
Cairn University (PA)
Carleton College (MN)
Carroll University (WI)
Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Central College (IA)
Chapman University (CA)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA)
Dominican University (IL)
Earlham College (IN)
East Texas Baptist University
Edgewood College (WI)
Elizabethtown College (PA)
Elmhurst College (IL)
Elmira College (NY)
Endicott College (MA)
Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
Grinnell College (IA)
Haverford College (PA)
Heidelberg University (OH)
Hood College (MD)
Hope College (MI)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Kean University (NJ)
Kenyon College (OH)
Keuka College (NY)
Lewis & Clark College (OR)
Martin Luther College (MN)
Marymount University (VA)
Maryville College (TN)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College (VT)
Millikin University (IL)
North Central College (IL)
North Park University (IL)
Penn State-Behrend (PA)
Piedmont College (GA)
Principia College (IL)
Rhodes College (TN)
Roger Williams University (RI)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Saint Joseph's College (ME)
Salve Regina University (RI)
Schreiner University (TX)
Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
Stevenson University (MD)
Suffolk University (MA)
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Plattsburgh
Swarthmore College (PA)
Texas Lutheran University
The College of New Jersey
Thiel College (PA)
Trine University (IN)
Tufts University (MA)
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
University of Chicago (IL)
University of Dubuque (IA)
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX)
University of Mary Washington (VA)
University of Minnesota Morris
University of Mount Union (OH)
University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN)
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (PA)
University of Redlands (CA)
University of Scranton (PA)
Vassar College (NY)
Wartburg College (IA)
Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Westminster College (MO)
Wheaton College (IL)
Whittier College (CA)
Widener University (PA)

Albany Senior High School (MN)
Alleman High School (IL)
Andrean High School (IN)
Annapolis High School (MD)
Archbishop Moeller High School (OH)
Archbishop McNicholas High School (OH)
Arundel High School (MD)
Autauga Academy (AL)
Bakersfield Christian High School (CA)
Banquete High School (TX)
Baylor School (TN)
Bedford High School (NH)
Bexley High School (OH)
Bingham High School (UT)
Bishop Hendricken High School (RI)
Blue Springs South High School (MO)
Bob Jones High School (AL)
Bondurant-Farrar High School (IA)
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (IN)
Cambridge Christian School (FL)
Cameron High School (WV)
Canton High School (IL)
Carolina Forest High School (SC)
Carrollton High School (GA)
Cary Academy (NC)
Chesapeake High School (MD)
Clinch County High School (GA)
Cortland High School (NY)
Crossett High School (AR)
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (OH)
De La Salle High School (CA)
De La Salle Institute (IL)
DeMatha Catholic High School (MD)
Desert Vista High School (AZ)
Dixie High School (SC)
Durham Academy (NC)
Father Tolton Catholic High School (MO)
Fellowship Christian School (GA)
Fenton High School (MI)
Fishers High School (IN)
Forsyth High School (MO)
Franklin High School (MA)
Greenville High School (SC)
Haverford School (PA)
Hawthorne Christian Academy (NJ)
Hernando High School (MS)
Hudson High School (OH)
John Paul II High School (SC)
Junípero Serra High School (CA)
Kennedale High School (TX)
Kimberly High School (WI)
Lafayette Central Catholic High School (IN)
Lewis Cass High School (IN)
Lincoln High School (WI)
Loretto High School (TN)
Loyola High School (CA)
Marcos de Niza High School (AZ)
Marshall High School (TX)
McLean High School (VA)
Medina Valley High School (TX)
Metea Valley High School (IL)
Midwood High School (NY)
Millennium High School (NY)
Minot State University (ND)
Morristown-Beard School (NJ)
Needham High School (MA)
New Castle High School (IN)
New Providence High School (NJ)
New Summerfield High School (TX)
Newnan High School (GA)
Noble and Greenough School (MA)
Northwood High School (IN)
Oak Mountain High School (AL)
Oscar Smith High school (VA)
Oshkosh West High School (WI)
Pensacola Catholic High School (FL)
Phoenixville Area High School (PA)
Pleasantville Community School (IA)
Presbyterian Christian School (MS)
Rantoul Township High School (IL)
Redwood Christian High School (CA)
Roosevelt High School (SD)
St. Augustine High School (CA)
St. Francis de Sales School (OH)
St. Patrick High School (IL)
Summit Country Day School (OH)
Sycamore High School (OH)
Thomas County Central High School (GA)
Tidewater Academy (VA)
Trinity Christian Academy (TX)
Valley Christian High School (CA)
Village Christian School (CA)
Voyager Academy (NC)
Webster County High School (KY)
West Aurora High School (IL)
West High School (TN)

Concordia University (NE)
Concordia University Ann Arbor (MI)
Cornerstone University (MI)
Freed-Hardeman University (TN)
Indiana Tech
Lawrence Technological University (MI)
Midway University (KY)
Morningside College (IA)
Northwestern College (IA)
Siena Heights University (MI)
University of Antelope Valley (CA)
University of Jamestown (ND)
University of the Cumberlands (KY)
University of the Southwest (NM)

Colby Community College (KS)
De Anza College (CA)
Kankakee Community College (IL)
Lincoln Trail College (IL)
Louisiana State University Eunice
McLennan Community College (TX)
Meridian Community College (MS)
North Iowa Area Community College
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Ohlone College (CA)
Pasco-Hernando State College (FL)
Scottsdale Community College (AZ)
Sinclair Community College (OH)
Snead State Community College (AL)
South Mountain Community College (AZ)
Southwest Mississippi Community College
State College of Florida
Ventura College (CA)
Wabash Valley College (IL)
Weatherford College (TX)

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