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Academic Achievements

NABC HONORS COURT (Men's Basketball): The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recognizes those collegiate men's basketball student-athletes who excel in academics. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: 1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; 2. Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year; 3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution; 4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.

WBCA ACADEMIC TOP 25 TEAM HONOR ROLL (Womenís Basketball): Since 1996, the Womenís Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has recognized outstanding academic performance through its Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. The top teams in each of the five WBCA collegiate divisions, NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JC/CC, are recognized through this award.

CRCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONORS (Menís & Womenís Crew): To be named a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athlete, a rower must be in at least their second year of eligibility, rowed in a school's NCAA or IRA eligible boat in 75 percent of the spring schedule or at the regional conference event and must row under a head coach who is a member of the CRCA. Most importantly, the student-athlete must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average or higher for her career (through the fall semester/quarter for the current competition year).

NFF HAMPSHIRE HONOR SOCIETY (Football): The National Football Foundationís Hampshire Honor Society recognizes seniors who are starters or significant substitutes and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better.

GCAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS AND CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON ALL-AMERICA SCHOLARS (Menís Golf): To be eligible for Golf Coaches Association of America (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 and have a team GPA above 3.0. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his teamís competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2.

WGCA ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR AND ALL SCHOLAR TEAM GPA AWARDS (Womenís Golf): The Womenís Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Golf Teams recognize the outstanding academic and athletic achievements in women's college golf. To be nominated a student athlete must have an overall grade point average of 3.50 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) for the entirety of their collegiate career and must have played in 50% of the collegeís regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year nominated. The WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award is based on the average GPA for ALL of the members of the womenís team for a specific year. The GPA should be based on the current year only and is not a cumulative GPA. The Top 25 team GPAís will be recognized by the WGCA.

AWHCA Scholar Athlete (Womenís Hockey): The American Womenís Hockey Coaches Association recognizes those athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and on the ice. Every year coaches submit their student-athletes who have been in attendance at present institution for one year and have a cumulative 3.5 or better GPA over at least two semesters or three quarters. The student-athlete must have dressed for 75% of games (goalies 40%).

NSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA & TEAM ACADEMIC AWARDS (Menís & Womenís Soccer): To be nominated for consideration, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout their career; start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team; be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member; be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution and either be in their second year at the current school if a transfer student. The Academic Team Award award honors squads with 3.0 cumulative GPA for academic year.

NFCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AND TOP 10 TEAMS (Softball): Athletes who achieve a 3.5 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale are recognized as National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar Athletes and these awards are based solely on GPA. The NFCA recognizes the top ten academic teams (by overall GPA) each fall through its Academic Top Ten program.

CSCAA Scholar All-America Teams and Individual Scholar All-Americans (Menís and Womenís Swimming & Diving): The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) presents the Team Scholar All American award to college and university swimming and diving teams, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Scholar All American award is presented to college and university swimmers and divers, who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, for the semester or cumulative average, and have qualified for and competed at their respective national championship.

ITA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS AND SCHOLAR-ATHLETES (Menís &Womenís Tennis): The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). All eligible student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/CA JUCO eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches must average into the GPA for the current academic year (including fall 2011 and spring 2012). In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS (Menís & Womenís Track & Field and Cross Country): Recognition by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) is given to both teams and individuals. Team honors are based upon grade point average and participation in the NCAA south Regional. Individuals are selected based on both GPA and a top-15 finish in the Regional.

AVCA TEAM ACADEMIC AWARDS (Volleyball): The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award honors volleyball teams at the high school and college level that are successful in the classroom. Nominees include high school or college teams that have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 (on a 4.00 scale) or 4.10 (on a 5.00 scale) during the full academic year (both semesters or all quarters), and include all varsity athletes who competed in volleyball with the institution for any portion of the academic year.

NWCA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICAN AND DIVISION-I ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM (Wrestling): To qualify for the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American honor, individuals are required to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better and win 67 percent or more of their matches, place at their conference tournament, or qualify for the national championships. For teams to be eligible for Division I All-Academic Team consideration, the team GPA is comprised of 12 student athletes, including the 10 wrestlers that were the entries in the NCAA tournament conference qualifier. If teams had less than 10 entries for their respective qualifier, they may fill those spots with wrestlers that competed in at least one varsity dual during the season.

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