GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Emory & Henry College Baseball Team recently received the 2018-19 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association. The Wasps are one of two teams from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and 82 NCAA Division III programs to earn the honor.
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The ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award is given to teams which post a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year. This year, 209 programs from all levels of college baseball (NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College) were recognized for their academic success.
"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."
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, the ABCA Hall of Fame and the Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award.