GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Siena Heights baseball team was amongst the 296 college and high school programs named by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) to receive the 2018-19 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award.
Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with this year's award, which highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2018-19 academic year.
Coaches were able to nominate their teams for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award following the conclusion of their spring semesters prior to the nomination deadline of July 19. To be honored, teams had to meet the following criteria:
- Must be a high school or college team.
- The head coach must be a current ABCA member.
- The team must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale during the 2018-19 academic year.
The Saints are one of 16 NAIA programs on the list and one of five from the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Siena is also one of two NAIA programs, along with Mayville State, to be on the list every year since the award began four years ago.