PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson Rams' baseball team earned the American Baseball Coaches Association's (ABCA) 2016-17 Team Academic Excellence Award for the previous academic year. The news was released by the ABCA.
The award honors programs coached by ABCA members that posted a cumulative team GPA over 3.0 for the 2016-17 academic year. This is the first time the Rams garnered the honor after the award debuted in 2015-16.
A total of 221 programs were award winners, including 34 NCAA Division II schools. Jefferson was the only Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference member recognized.
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.
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