CARROLLTON, Ga. - The UWG baseball team was recently awarded a Team Academic Excellence Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association for their efforts in the classroom duting the 2016-17 year.

The Wolves had a team GPA of 3.11, which earned them the distinction. UWG Baseball was also named West Georgia's Male Academic Team of the Year at the 4th Annual Westpy Awards back in May.

The American Baseball Coaches Association's Team Academic Excellence Award honors high school and college programs coached by ABCA members that post a Grade Point Average over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year. The 2015-16 academic year was the inaugural year for the award.

The American Baseball Coaches Association has a long tradition of recognizing the achievements of baseball coaches and student-athletes. The ABCA/Rawlings All-America Teams are the nation's oldest, founded in 1949, and the ABCA's awards program also includes the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Awards, the ABCA/Diamond Regional & National Coaches of the Year and several other major awards such as the ABCA Hall of Fame and the Ethics in Coaching Award.