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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 1:00 am

In The News

Grace recognized for its academics

For the first time in Grace College history, every Lancers team received recognition from the NAIA for academic success.

Every varsity team on campus was named to the NAIA Scholar-Teams' list. Grace had the 12th-most Scholar-Teams for the 2016-17 academic year, breaking the school's record set a year ago. To be included on the list, an athletic program must record a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Eleven of the athletic programs finished in the top 25 for their specific sport and seven sports concluded the academic year in the top three in the Crossroads League for their sport. As a whole, the Grace athletic department ended the year with a 3.35 GPA.

The Lancers' women's volleyball squad led the way inside the classroom with a GPA of 3.75. The men's basketball team beat every other school in the Crossroads League with a 3.49 GPA.

Three additional programs topped the 3.50 GPA mark: women's indoor (3.53 GPA) and outdoor (3.56 GPA) track and field and women's soccer( 3.54 GPA). 

Men's indoor and outdoor track tallied a 3.24 GPA. The baseball team had a 3.24 GPA, finishing No. 11 among NAIA baseball teams. Three additional teams finished in the top 25 for their sport: softball (3.46 GPA), men's tennis (3.34 GPA) and men's soccer (3.26 GPA).

Remaining scholar-teams for the Lancers include: women's tennis (3.44 GPA), women's cross country (3.36 GPA), men's golf (3.25 GPA), women's basketball (3.15 GPA), women's golf (3.06 GPA) and men's cross country (3.06 GPA).

– Journal Gazette