Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

Baseball Earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson Rams' baseball team earned the American Baseball Coaches Association's (ABCA) 2016-17 Team Academic Excellence Award for the previous academic year. The news was released by the ABCA.

The award honors programs coached by ABCA members that posted a cumulative team GPA over 3.0 for the 2016-17 academic year. This is the first time the Rams garnered the honor after the award debuted in 2015-16.

A total of 221 programs were award winners, including 34 NCAA Division II schools. Jefferson was the only Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference member recognized.

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.

Here are the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award Recipients from both 2016-17 and 2015-16.


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