The Highlander Baseball Program continues to lead the way in the classroom. For the second straight year we have been awarded the ABCA Team Academics Excellence Award. The team’s 3.4 GPA is the highest in the Big South and one of the highest in state of Virginia for the 2021 season. Excelling not only on the field, but in the classroom is how we lead each and everyday.
The Highlander baseball program posted a 3.4 team GPA for the fall semester, marking the third consecutive semester that the program has posted a GPA of 3.2 or above. In addition, the team's cumulative GPA stands at 3.28.
In addition to the stellar team GPA, 28 baseball student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.0 or better for the semester. 18 of those players made the Dean's List, which constitutes a GPA of 3.4 or better for the term. Three Highlanders earned a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester. The team also had the Christenberry Academic for Academic Excellence. This award is a conference wide recognition of select student-athletes that go above and beyond in the classroom.
“With over half of our team making the Dean's List and 85% of our team achieving a 3.0 or higher, it clearly embodies and defines the term student-athlete," Coach Kuhn said. "Many thanks to our Associate AD for Student-Athlete Support Services, Ms. Alix Guynn. In addition, my most sincere appreciation and thanks to our Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Support Services and our baseball academic coordinator, Mrs. Allison McCoy. The everyday guidance that you provide, it is so indicative of the results mentioned above. We are humbled by the selflessness you both display for us to be successful.
Radford's success in the classroom has been a focal point since Kuhn took over the program in August 2019. The Highlanders have posted three of the highest term GPAs in program history in the last three semesters and earned the ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award for the first time in program history last season. The team also had 21 student-athletes on the 2019-20 Big South Presidential Honor Roll and had four student-athletes earn the 2019-20 Big South Commissioner's Award for a perfect 4.0 GPA for the year.