NORMAN, Okla. – Brown (Division I), Post (Division II), Greensboro College (Division III), Embry Riddle - AZ (NAIA), Scottsdale CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions as announced the GCAA.
Brown posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.74. A total of 143 teams submitted GPA's of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition - a new high in the five years of the award.
"All the credit goes to the players - I couldn't be happier for them," said Brown Head Coach Michael Hughes. "We put a high emphasis on academics and I know that we've been close to winning this award the past four years. To carry an Ivy League curriculum and course load while competing is tough. This lends credibility that if you recruit good quality kids your program will be rewarded."
DePaul, Harvard, Kennesaw State, Madonna, Ohio Valley, Redlands, Richmond, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Savannah, Stanford, Sterling, Stevens Institute of Technology, Utah Valley State, Valparaiso, William & Mary and Yale also received President's Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better.
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
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Academic National Champions
Division I - Brown
Division II - Post
Division III - Greensboro College
NAIA - Embry Riddle - AZ
NJCAA DI - Scottsdale CC
NJCAA DII - South Mountain CC
President's Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA)
Utah Valley State
William & Mary