14 Flying Dutchmen and Flying Dutch Teams Earn MIAA Team GPA Award

DeVos Fieldhouse interior, MIAA green and black logo by Karen Bos

Fourteen Hope College athletic teams have earned the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA Award for the 2018-19 school year.

The MIAA Team GPA Award is presented to conference athletic teams that achieve a 3.300 or better grade point average for an academic year. Grade point averages are calculated at the end of the academic year.

Six Hope MIAA championship teams during the 2018-19 school year also are MIAA Team GPA Award recipients.

The volleyball team, coached by Becky Schmidt, recorded Hope's top GPA at 3.72.

The MIAA champion women's cross country team, led by coach Mark Northuis, finished with a 3.61 GPA.

The women's indoor track and field team, coached by Kevin Cole, also earned a 3.61 GPA.

The MIAA champion women's outdoor track & field team, coached by Kevin Cole, earned the award with a 3.60 GPA.

The MIAA champion women's soccer team, led by coach Leigh Sears, is honored after posting a 3.55 GPA.

The women's basketball team, coached by Brian Morehouse, earned the distinction with a 3.54 GPA.

The softball team, under the direction of coach Mary VandeHoef, is honored after recording a 3.53 GPA.

The MIAA champion women's swimming & diving team, coached by John Patnott and Jake Taber, recorded a 3.47 GPA.

The MIAA champion men's golf team, coached by Scott Lokers, is honored after posting a 3.46 GPA.

The women's lacrosse team, guided by coach Kim Vincent, claimed the honor with a 3.44 GPA.

The men's basketball team, coached by Greg Mitchell finished with a 3.36 GPA.

The MIAA champion women's tennis team, led by coach Bob Cawood, finished with a 3.34 GPA.

The men's tennis team, also led by Bob Cawood, earned a 3.32 GPA.

The men's indoor track and field team, also coached by Kevin Cole, recorded a 3.3 GPA.