Royals, Knights, Cardinals earn ABCA Team Academic Excellence Awards

Carleton joined Bethel as MIAC teams to receive Team Academic Excellence Awards from the ABCA in 2019.
Carleton joined Bethel as MIAC teams to receive Team Academic Excellence Awards from the ABCA in 2019.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) baseball teams have been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) with Team Academic Excellence Awards. Among the more than 300 college and high school baseball programs honored were Bethel University, Carleton College, and Saint Mary's University.

This academic honor recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2018-19 academic year. This year, 315 college and high school programs received the award. In total, 101 high school teams along with 214 programs from the NCAA Div. I, II, III, NAIA, and junior college levels were 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 Dave Keilitz Ethics in Coaching Award.

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