ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball program has been recognized as a recipient of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2017-18 academic year.
The award honors high school and collegiate programs coached by ABCA members that post a grade-point average (GPA) over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year. The Lions were one of 77 NCAA Division III programs and the only member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) to be honored.
Behrend posted a team GPA of 3.16 for the fall semester and 3.14 in the spring. Junior shortstop Scott Sada (Saegertown, PA/Saegertown) was named to the AMCC All-Academic Team and was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team for earning a 3.85 GPA in plastics engineering technology.