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Mountain Lions earn ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

By: Michael MacEachern

Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Communications

The Young Harris College baseball team earned the American Baseball Coaches Assocation Team Academic Excellence Award for 2021-22.

The award, which is presented by Sports Attack, highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a grade-point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2021-22 academic year. More than 420 collegiate programs were recognized with this year's award.

The Mountain Lions recorded a 3.18 GPA during the 2021-22 academic year and earned the Team Academic Excellence Award for the first time in the program.

Young Harris, which was ranked 25th in the final Collegiate Baseball Division II Coaches Poll, ended its season with a program-best 39 victories in 2022. The Mountain Lions captured the 2022 Peach Belt Tournament title and earned its second appearance in the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament in the past three seasons.

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