Baseball Earns Academic Award

Rising senior Colin Morse is one of 44 baseball players to earn at least a 3.0 GPA this past spring.
Rising senior Colin Morse is one of 44 baseball players to earn at least a 3.0 GPA this past spring.

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Shenandoah University baseball team has been honored for academic excellence in awards announced recently by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The baseball team, which finished second in the nation in wins this season with 41, is one of 221 schools nationally and 60 in Division III to be honored by the ABCA with a Team Academic Excellence Award.

Team Academic Award winners had at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for 2016-17 school year; Shenandoah's 61-man roster had a 3.26 GPA for the fall 2016 semester and 3.08 in the spring.

Forty-five of the 61 members of the squad had at least a 3.0 GPA for the spring semester.

The Hornets were the only ODAC team to earn this award.

"I am very proud of our team," head coach Kevin Anderson said. "We put a priority on our academics and this award clearly shows that the guys take their academic responsibilities seriously."

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