One Montco high school baseball team gained national recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) with 2020-2021 ABCA Academic Excellence Awards: Perkiomen School.
The players were evaluated against athletes representing nearly 200 ABCA-member high schools across the country.
Coaches nominated their teams at the conclusion of the spring semester.
As is evident from the title of the honor, this sports recognition program, unlike others, has nothing to do with athleticism or field skills.
Perkiomen School baseball team earned a 3.73 GPA during the 2020-21 school year.
The players achieved their honor based on solely their academics. To be eligible for ABCA award consideration, a team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 academic record.
The ABCA 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.
The baseball team from nearby Quakertown Community High School, as well as the one from CB-West, received national recognition for academic excellence.
On the collegiate level, 24 Pennsylvania schools made the grade, across NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III tiers. They included Saint Joseph’s University, Bloomsburg University, Neumann University, and Philadelphia University of The Sciences.
A complete list of nationwide winners is online at the American Baseball Coaches Association.