2016-17 CIAA Team Academic Awards

 

Charlotte, NC (May 19, 2017) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) continues to demonstrate its focus on the importance of success both academically and athletically with its Team Academic Awards. The CIAA announces the 2016-17 highest cumulative team grade point average recipients.

"I am extremely proud of our CIAA student-athletes on their commitment to academics," said Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. "These achievements not only remind us of the importance of balancing athletics and academics, it displays success toward the CIAA and NCAA Division II missions in developing and preparing student-athletes for graduation and the next chapter beyond their collegiate experience."

Johnson C. Smith University is the recipient of the most awards (5 honors) for all 2016-2017 programs. The Chowan University Hawks women's tennis program topped all CIAA athletic teams with a 3.545 cumulative team grade point average. 

2016-17 Team Academic Award Winners 

Sport

School

GPA

Women's Cross Country

Johnson C. Smith University

3.517

Men's Cross Country

Johnson C. Smith University

3.120

Football

Johnson C. Smith University

2.817

Volleyball

Chowan University

3.451

Women's Indoor Track & Field

Johnson C. Smith University

3.353

Men's Indoor Track & Field

Virginia Union University

3.002

Cheerleading

Virginia State University

3.004

Women's Basketball

Saint Augustine's University

3.397

Men's Basketball

Livingstone College

3.286

Bowling

Virginia Union University

3.412

Golf

Livingstone College

3.532

Tennis 

Chowan University

3.545

Women's Outdoor Track & Field 

Virginia Union University 

3.002

Men's Outdoor Track & Field 

Johnson C. Smith University 

3.353

Softball 

Chowan University

Saint Augustine's University

3.374

3.374

Baseball

Saint Augustine's University

3.12

 

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