ABCA Announces 2018-19 Team Academic Excellence Award Winners

Photo by Michaal Hawkins / Francis Marion Athletics
Photo by Michaal Hawkins / Francis Marion Athletics

Greensboro, NC - The American Baseball Coaches Association announced over 300 member college and high school programs from across the country who have been awarded 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.  Southern Wesleyan University's Baseball team were one of the 37 DII schools that were recognized on July 23.

This year, 305 college and high school programs received this year's award, including NCAA Div. III national champion Chapman University (Calif.) and NJCAA Div. II champs Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. In total, 97 high school teams along with 208 programs from the NCAA Div. I, II, III, NAIA, and junior college levels were recognized.

"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."

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.
  • 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 2018-19 academic year.

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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Alabama State University
Ball State University (IN)
Baylor University (TX)
Bradley University (IL)
Butler University (IN)
Campbell University (NC)
Central Michigan University
Chicago State University (IL)
College of Holy Cross (MA)
College of William and Mary (VA)
Coppin State University (MD)
Davidson College (NC)
Duke University (NC)
East Carolina University (NC)
Eastern Kentucky University
Fordham University (NY)
Gardner-Webb University (NC)
Harvard University (MA)
Hofstra University (NY)
Lafayette College (PA)
LIU Brooklyn (NY)
McNeese State University (LA)
Mercer University (GA)
Michigan State University
North Dakota State University
Oral Roberts University (OK)
Oregon State University
Samford University (AL)
Santa Clara University (CA)
Southeastern Louisiana University
St. John's University (NY)
The Citadel (SC)
Tulane University (LA)
UNC Greensboro
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Cincinnati (OH)
University of Hartford (CT)
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville (KY)
University of Memphis (TN)
University of Missouri
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland (OR)
Utah Valley University
Valparaiso University (IN)
Western Michigan University
Wichita State University (KS)
Yale University (CT)


NCAA Division II

Augustana University (SD)

Azusa Pacific University (CA)
Bentley University (MA)
Cal State East Bay
Concordia College New York
Drury University (MO)
Fairmont State University (WV)
Florida Tech
Goldey-Beacom College (DE)
Harding University (AR)
Henderson State University (AR)
Lewis University (IL)
Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
Lindenwood University (MO)
Lynn University (FL)
Mississippi College
Missouri Western State University
Molloy College (NY)
Montana State University Billings
Northern State University (SD)
Northwest Nazarene University (ID)
Rockhurst University (MO)
Rogers State University (OK)
San Francisco State University (CA)
Seton Hill University (PA)
Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Southwest Baptist University (MO)
St. Edwards University (TX)
Thomas Jefferson University (PA)
Tiffin University (OH)
Truman State University (MO)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Montevallo (AL)
University of West Georgia
Walsh University (OH)
Wayne State University (MI)
Winona State University (MN)


NCAA Division III

Anderson University (IN)

Aurora University (IL)
Austin College (TX)
Bethel University (MN)
Bluffton University (OH)
Carleton College (MN)
Carroll University (WI)
Centre College (KY)
Chapman University (CA)
Claremont Mudd Scripps (CA)
College of Mount St. Vincent (NY)
Dominican University (IL)
Earlham College (IN)
East Texas Baptist University
Edgewood College (WI)
Elizabethtown College (PA)
Elmhurst College (IL)
Elmira College (NY)
Emory & Henry College (VA)
Endicott College (MA)
Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
Franklin College (IN)
George Fox University (OR)
Grinnell College (IA)
Hanover College (IN)
Haverford College (PA)
Heidelberg University (OH)
Hood College (MD)
Hope College (MI)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)
Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Kean University (NJ)
Kenyon College (OH)
Lebanon Valley College (PA)
Lewis & Clark College (OR)
Manchester University (IN)
Martin Luther College (MN)
Marymount University (VA)
Middlebury College (VT)
Millikin University (IL)
Monmouth College (IL)
North Central College (IA)
North Park University (IL)
Otterbein University (OH)
Penn State Behrend
Piedmont College (GA)
Rhodes College (TN)
Rockford University (IL)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Salve Regina University (RI)
Sewanee (TN)
Shenandoah University (VA)
St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
Stevenson University (MD)
Suffolk University (MA)
SUNY Oneonta
Swarthmore College (PA)
Texas Lutheran University
Thiel College (PA)
Trine University (IN)
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
UMass Boston
Union College (NY)
University of Dubuque (IA)
University of La Verne (CA)
University of Mount Union (OH)
University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN)
University of Scranton (PA)
Wabash College (IN)
Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Washington College (MD)
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Wheaton College (IL)
Whittier College (CA)
Widener University (PA)
Willamette University (OR)
William Paterson University (NJ)
York College of Pennsylvania



Asbury University (KY)

Concordia University Ann Arbor (MI)
Cornerstone University (MI)
Indiana Tech
Indiana University South Bend
Lawrence Tech (MI)
Mayville State University (ND)
Morningside College (IA)
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
Northwestern College (IA)
Siena Heights University (MI)
Spring Arbor University (MI)
University of Jamestown (ND)
University of St. Francis (IL)
University of the Cumberlands (KY)
Vanguard College (CA)


Junior College

Andrew College (GA)

Bishop State Community College (AL)
Cedar Valley College (TX)
Glendale Community College (AZ)
Johnson County Community College (KS)
Lake Land College (IL)
Lincoln Trail College (IL)
Los Medanos College (CA)
LSU Eunice
McClennan Community College (TX)
North Iowa Area Community College
Northern Oklahoma College-Enid
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Paris Junior College (TX)
Pasco-Hernando State College (FL)
Riverside City College (CA)
Scottsdale Community College (AR)
Seward County Community College (KS)
Sinclair Community College (OH)
Skyline College (CA)
Snead State Community College (AL)
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Ventura College (CA)


High School

Aberdeen High School (MD)

Albany Senior High School (MN)
Andrean High School (IN)
Annapolis High School (MD)
Antioch Community High School (IL)
Arundel High School (MD)
Bakersfield Christian High School (CA)
Banquete High School (TX)
Bartow High School (FL)
Bexley High School (OH)
Bingham High School (UT)
Bishop Hendricken High School (RI)
Blue Springs South High School (MO)
Bondurant-Farrar High School (IA)
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (IN)
Briarcrest Christian School (TN)
Brophy College Prep (AZ)
Cambridge Christian School (FL)
Cameron High School (WV)
Carolina Forest High School (SC)
Cary Academy (NC)
Coffee High School (GA)
Corona del Sol High School (AZ)
Cortland Senior High School (NY)
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (OH)
Cypress High School (CA)
Davie County High School (NC)
De La Salle High School (IL)
De La Salle High School (CA)
DeMatha Catholic High School (MD)
Dublin Coffman High School (OH)
Easley High School (SC)
Fenton High School (MI)
Frank W. Cox High School (VA)
Granbury High School (TX)
Harrisburg High School (MO)
Hopkins School (CT)
Hudson High School (OH)
James Madison Memorial High School (WI)
Junipero Serra High School (CA)
Kenosha Tremper High School (WI)
Kimberly High School (WI)
Lafayette Central Catholic (IN)
Lewis Cass High School (IN)
Loretto High School (TN)
Los Lunas High School (NM)
Loyola High School (CA)
Marian High School (IN)
Massillon Jackson High School (OH)
Maud High School (TX)
Medina Valley High School (TX)
Memorial High School (TX)
Midwood High School (NY)
Millennium High School (NY)
Moeller High School (OH)
Morristown-Beard School (NJ)
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (VA)
Needham High School (MA)
New Providence High School (NJ)
Newark Academy (NJ)
Noble and Greenough School (MA)
North Hardin Christian High School (KY)
Northwood High School (IN)
Oak Creek High School (WI)
Oak Mountain High School (AL)
Oscar Smith High School (VA)
Oshkosh West High School (WI)
Pensacola Catholic High School (FL)
Pine Crest High School (FL)
Princess Anne High School (VA)
Rantoul Township High School (IL)
Sandia High School (NM)
Santa Barbara High School (CA)
Sharyland Pioneer High School (TX)
Sherwood High School (MD)
Smithsburg High School (MD)
South River High School (MD)
St. Charles Prep (OH)
St. Patrick High School (IL)
Sullivan High School (MO)
Summit Country Day (OH)
The Haverford School (PA)
Thomas County Central High School (GA)
Thomasville High School (GA)
Toledo St. Francis de Sales (OH)
Totino-Grace High School (MN)
Trinity Christian Academy-Addison (TX)
Tullahoma High School (TN)
Union City High School (TN)
Village Christian School (CA)
Webster County High School (KY)
West Aurora High School (IL)
West Genesee High School (NY)
West High School (TN)
West Milford High School (NJ)
Winter Haven High School (FL)
Wisconsin Rapids-Lincoln High School