Bentley Baseball Receives Team Academic Excellence Award from ABCA

Bentley baseball during the National Anthem

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Bentley University baseball team earned a Team Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association for its performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year. It's the third straight year the Falcons have been honored.

The award recognizes high school and college programs that posted a grade point average over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Thirty four NCAA Division II baseball teams were recognized with Bentley the only one from the Northeast-10.

Bentley is one of only ten Division II programs recognized each year since the award's inception in 2016.

Bentley, under the leadership of 50-year head coach Bob DeFelice, achieved a 3.05 GPA during the year. Of the 28 players who saw game action, 18 earned at least a 3.0 with seven of those posting at least a 3.40.

"We are thrilled to be able to honor all of this year's Team Academic Excellence Award recipients," said ABCA Executive Director Craig Keilitz. "It is a privilege for our association to have the opportunity to highlight so many deserving teams and recognize all of the hard work they put in off the field throughout the year."

ABCA Release