Coppin State Baseball Team Recognized with Team Academic Excellence Award

As the new school year approaches, head coach Sherman Reed and his team will look to continue to improve not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. Reed’s teams have continued to post team grade point averages above the 3.00 mark. It’s a mark that has been achieved often since the beginning of the Sherman Reed era.

To achieve this team GPA semester after semester and year after year, is truly a testament to the baseball program and it’s student-athletes. The players on the roster continue to work as hard in the classroom as they do on the baseball field. To put up the GPA numbers they have at Coppin State, one of the top academic Historically Black College and University (HBCU) institutions in the country, says a great deal about the coaching staff, players, and the athletic department and what the education side means to them.

The 2021 Coppin State baseball team has set themselves up to be one of the best academic teams in program history. The team posted an impressive 3.24 team cummulative GPA during the 2020 Fall Semester. This comes after having had to adjust to nearly all virtual learning. The baseball team has posted a team GPA of over 3.00 for the last six semesters, the best run of team semester GPAs in the program history.

After the shortened 2020 season, the baseball team placed nine individuals on the Academic All-MEAC team. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and have recorded a 3.0 grade point average or better for the academic year.

For the third-straight year, the Eagles received the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award this past season. The Eagles were one of just 65 NCAA Division I teams, and one of just two MEAC schools to receive the honor, which recognizes programs that record at least a 3.0 Team GPA for the academic year.

The university is able to provide these young men with an environment that is conducive to success in the classroom and more importantly, in life. 

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