ERIE, Pa, - The Penn State Behrend baseball team was honored with this year's American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award. This award recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2018-19 academic year.
In total, 310 programs were recognized with the 2018-19 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, including 99 high school programs and 211 teams from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and junior college levels. The Lions are the recipients from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).
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 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.