Middlebury Cited for Academic Excellence by ABCA

Middlebury Cited for Academic Excellence by ABCA


The Middlebury baseball program was one of nearly 300 college and high school programs honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with the award, which cites teams coached by ABCA members that posted a grade point average over 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

In total, 294 programs earned the 2017-18 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, including 79 teams from the Division III level.

A total of 15 Panthers in their respective second year or higher also earned NESCAC All-Academic honors last spring, awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.40.

On the field, Middlebury landed three members on the NESCAC All-Conference teams. Colby Morris was named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Year and earned a spot on the first team, while Justin Han was also a first-team selection. Brooks Carroll was also deemed the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 16-16 mark in 2018.