KINGS POINT, N.Y. (July 21, 2017) – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced the recipients of the 2017 Team Academic Excellence Award last week and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy baseball squad was one of 221 teams to be honored. This is the second-straight year that the program has achieved this praise.
"It's fantastic to see our players have continued to perform well in the classroom," said head coach Michael Notebaert. "With all the regimental, athletic and academic requirements our midshipmen have, it is truly impressive to have been awarded this team award two years in a row."
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 60 Division III teams to receive the honor and the only out of the Skyline Conference.
"We are so excited for the opportunity to honor so many of our member coaches and their players with the Team Academic Excellence Award," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "With all that is expected of our student-athletes, acheiving a team GPA of 3.0 or above is truly an accomplishment. It is a testament to the leadership and commitment of our member coaches to developing their players into individuals who will be successful on and off the field."
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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