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.