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Baseball Earns Coaches’ Association Academic Award

by | Aug 5, 2018 | Sports

The 2018 Davidson baseball team at the ACATemy Awards Ceremony.

 

Davidson baseball was honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award, as announced by the organization earlier this week. The Wildcats, one of 49 Division I programs to be honored, posted a team GPA of nearly 3.2.

Davidson joined Saint Louis as the only two teams from the league to be honored. The ‘Cats placed a league-high four to the 2018 Atlantic 10 All-Academic squad. The junior quartet of shortstop Max Bazin, left-handed pitcher Andrew Ashur, and right-handed relievers Austin Leonard and Casey Sutherland matched a league record, first set in 1993 by Saint Joseph’s, matched in 1999, by Duquesne and then tied again by SJU in 2001 as the most to be named All-Academic from a single program.

To earn ABCA recognition, a team’s head coach must be a current member, and the team must post a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

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