The University of Arkansas at Little Rock baseball team has earned the Team Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association. The Trojans were one of only 50 schools at the Division I level to earn the recognition and one of just two Sun Belt Conference programs among the list.
The list highlights programs who posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire 2017-18 season. The Trojans boast a combined team GPA of 3.27 with 27 members of the 2018 roster holding an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
This is the second time in the last three seasons the Trojans have earned the academic recognition, capturing the honors in 2016 as well. The recognition coincides with the Trojans being named the Sun Belt Conference’s Baseball Team Academic Champion for 2018.
UA Little Rock is coming off a positive 2018 campaign, one which saw the Trojans win 28 games – their most since 2013 – and sit among the leaders of the Sun Belt’s West Division for the majority of the season. UA Little Rock loses just three players to graduation from this past year, returning the core of its roster as it turns its sights to 2019.