Twelve CU programs named NAIA Scholar Teams

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

A school-record 12 Cumberland programs were recognized this week as 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams.

To be eligible, teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution, with the team GPA including all eligible varsity student-athletes.

The men’s and women’s tennis programs posted the highest GPA among CU’s 12 teams honored with 3.50 and 3.58 GPA’s, respectively. Softball (3.39), baseball (3.34), women’s cross country (3.30), women’s soccer (3.29), volleyball (3.25) and men’s soccer (3.21) were next in the order of team grade-point-averages.

Women’s basketball, men’s cross country and wrestling all registered 3.11 team GPA’s, while men’s basketball finished with a 3.10 grade-point-average. A total of 1,290 teams from around the nation were honored by the NAIA.

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