Three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball programs received recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom for the 2017-18 academic year, as Albion, Hope, and Trine all received the American Baseball Coaches Association's Team Academic Excellence Award.
The ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award honors high school and college programs coached by ABCA members that post a Grade Point Average over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year.
Criteria for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award include:
- 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. GPA may not be rounded up.
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.
MIAA Teams Honored by ABCA
Albion - story link
Hope - story link
Trine - story link