Middlebury Cited for Academic Excellence by ABCA

Middlebury Cited for Academic Excellence by ABCA


The Middlebury baseball program was honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The Panthers garnered the accolade for the third-straight year, as teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with the award. The award cites teams coached by ABCA members that posted a grade point average over 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

In total, 307 programs earned the 2018-19 ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award, including 82 teams from the Division III level.

Thirteen 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 3.50.

On the field, Middlebury landed three members on the NESCAC All-Conference teams. Henry Strmecki earned First-Team All-NESCAC honors, while Colby Morris and Brooks Carroll garnered a spot on the second team. The trio helped guide the Panthers to a 26-13 record in 2019 with a trip to the NESCAC Championship game.