KINGS POINT, N.Y. (July 19, 2016) – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the recipients of the 2016 Team Academic Excellence Award on Tuesday and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball squad was one of 140 teams to be honored. This is the inaugural year of this award.
"I am very proud of the hard work that the gentlemen on our team produce – not only on the field, but in the classrooms as well," commented USMMA head coach Michael Notebaert. "This award is a testament to that and I congratulate them for earning this accolade."
The award is given to high school and college programs that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the academic year. The Mariners were one of just 33 Division III teams to receive the honor and the only out of the Landmark Conference.
"We are extremely proud to recognize the academic accomplishments of so many of our member coaches' programs this year," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "This award highlights our coaches' commitment to developing student-athletes that excel both on and off the field, and we're proud of these student-athletes for their success in the classroom."
For the full release from the ABCA, which features the entire list of recipients of the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, click here.
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