Eleven Cumberland squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors
Monday, July 23, 2018
Eleven Cumberland squads earn NAIA Scholar Team honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – The NAIA honored 11 Cumberland athletic squads Friday as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 academic year. Teams must obtain a 3.00 cumulative grade-point-average or higher for all eligible varsity student-athletes during the past academic year to garner the award.

The sports of baseball, football, men’s golf, men’s tennis, softball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball and wrestling were all named NAIA Scholar Teams for 2017-18. Women’s volleyball posted the highest GPA for the academic year at 3.60, while men’s tennis was next at 3.56 followed by women’s soccer at 3.49 and men’s golf at 3.47.

Women’s golf tallied a 3.44 GPA and women’s tennis collected a 3.42 followed by softball at 3.38. Women’s cross country finished at 3.18, baseball and football both registered a 3.06 team GPA and wrestling netted a 3.04 for the year.

A total of 1,862 teams were honored by the NAIA for the academic success.

2017-18 Cumberland NAIA Scholar Teams
Baseball – 3.06
Football – 3.06
Men's Golf – 3.47
Men’s Tennis – 3.56
Softball – 3.38
Women's Cross Country – 3.18
Women's Golf – 3.44
Women's Soccer – 3.49
Women’s Tennis – 3.42
Women’s Volleyball – 3.60
Wrestling – 3.04