July 22, 2016
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech is one of only 32 NCAA Division I baseball programs to earn a 2015-16 American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award, the ABCA announced this week.
To be eligible for an ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, a program must post a cumulative team grade point average of 3.0 or higher over the course of the academic year. Only 32 of the nation’s 300 Division I baseball programs earned the honor in 2015-16. Georgia Tech joins Duke and Louisville as the ACC’s only recipients.
“I am very proud of our team, coaches and academic support staff for their commitment to success in the classroom,” head coach Danny Hall said. “Georgia Tech is a special place that is committed to excellence in all phases of student-athletes’ lives.”
On the field, Georgia Tech went 38-25 in 2016 and earned an NCAA Regional berth for the 28th time in the past 31 seasons. The Yellow Jackets advanced to the finals of the Gainesville Regional, where they lost to host and No. 1 national seed, Florida.