GREENSBORO, N.C. - Announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), the Sewanee baseball team was selected as one of the 201 college programs honored with the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year.
The Tigers posted a 3.087 cumulative grade point average during the year, as the team has earned this award for the third straight season. Additionally, the team placed 16 on the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Academic Honor Roll for the Easter Semester.
In total, 296 college and high school programs received this year's award.
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 19. 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 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during the 2018-19 academic year.
"We are proud to once again honor the academic achievements of so many of our member programs," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "The off-the-field success of this year's award winners is a testament to the hard work of the student-athletes and the commitment of coaches and academic personnel to developing well-rounded individuals."
Sewanee, Centre and Rhodes represent the SAA in the postseason academic award.
The Tigers concluded the 2019 season with the most wins in the program's history with a 21-19 record, and they finished with a winning record or better for the first time since 1985.