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Fourteen Hope Teams Earn MIAA Team GPA Awards

by Alan Babbitt

Fourteen Hope College teams have claimed Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA Awards for the 2019-20 school year.

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

The women's cross country team recorded Hope's top GPA of 3.65. Led by head coach, the MIAA champion Flying Dutch are one of two teams in the league to earn the distinction all 22 years.

The women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams each finished with a 3.64 GPA. Led by head coach Kevin Cole, the Flying Dutch were MIAA champs during the indoor season.

The women's golf team, led by head coach Greg Stafford, posted a 3.62 GPA.

The women's swimming and diving team, led by head coach Jake Taber, earned a 3.59 GPA.

The women's basketball team recorded a 3.57 GPA. Led by head coach Brian Morehouse, the Flying Dutch finished 29-0 last season and were MIAA champions.

The volleyball team, led by head coach Becky Schmidt, posted a 3.57 GPA.

The women's soccer team, led by head coach Leigh Sears, earned a 3.53 GPA.

The softball team, led by head coach Mary VandeHoef, recorded a 3.49 GPA.

The women's lacrosse team, led by head coach Keagan Pontious, finished with a 3.42 GPA.

The men's golf team, led by head coach Scott Lokers, posted a 3.37 GPA.

The men's outdoor track and field team, led by head coach Kevin Cole, earned a 3.36 GPA.

The women's tennis team, led by head coach Bob Cawood, also recorded a 3.36 GPA.

The men's cross country team, led by head coach Mark Northuis, finished with a 3.30 GPA.

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