NIACC baseball team receives ABCA Academic Excellence Award

The NIACC baseball team received the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award.
The NIACC baseball team received the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award.

MASON CITY - The NIACC baseball team received the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association 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 scalte for the entire 2017-18 academic year.

"We are thrilled to be able to honor all of this year's Team Academic Excellence Award recipients," ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "It is a privilege for our association to have the opportunity to highlight so many deserving teams and recognize all of the hard work they put in off the field throughout the year."

NIACC was one of 21 junior college teams to receive the award and the only one from NJCAA Region XI.

A total of 294 college and high school teams were recognized.