2018-19 Briarcrest Varsity Baseball Team Named ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award Winner

On July 23, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced 300 member college and high school programs from across the country was awarded the 2018-19 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with this year's award, which highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2018-19 academic year.  The 2018-19 Briarcrest Varsity Baseball team was named to this prestigious list.  

This year, 310 college and high school programs received this year's award, including NCAA Div. III national champion Chapman University (Calif.) and NJCAA Div. II champs Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. In total, 99 high school teams along with 211 programs from the NCAA Div. I, II, III, NAIA, and junior college levels were recognized.

"We are proud to once again honor the academic achievements of so many of our member programs," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "The off-the-field success of this year's award winners is a testament to the hard work of the student-athletes and the commitment of coaches and academic personnel to developing well-rounded individuals."  Coaches were able to nominate their teams for the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award following the conclusion of their spring semesters prior to the nomination deadline of July 19. To be honored, teams had to meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a high school or college team.
  • Head coach must be a current ABCA member.
  • Team must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale during the 2018-19 academic year.
Congratulations BCHS Varsity Baseball!!