Ten Hope College athletic teams have earned the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Team GPA Award for the 2012-13 school year.
The MIAA Team GPA Award is presented to conference teams that achieve a 3.300 or better grade point average.
The Hope women’s tennis team, coached by Adam Ford, recorded a 3.749 Team GPA that ranked the highest among fellow MIAA honorees.
The Hope volleyball team, coached by Becky Schmidt, had the second-highest Team GPA at 3.671.
The Hope women’s cross country team, coached by Mark Northuis, claimed the Team GPA award for 15th time with a 3.440 Team GPA. The Flying Dutch are one of two MIAA teams to receive the honor every year since the program began.
Other Hope Team GPA winners and their coaches are women’s golf at 3.600 (Greg Stafford), women’s basketball at 3.567 (Brian Morehouse), women’s track & field at 3.511 (Kevin Cole), women’s swimming at 3.503 (John Patnott), women’s soccer at 3.452 (Leigh Sears), men’s tennis at 3.373 (Steve Gorno) and women’s lacrosse at 3.357 (Tracy Benjamin).
Faculty Athletic Representatives of MIAA member colleges administer the program. Hope’s Faculty Athletic Representatives for 2012-13 were Lynne Hendrix, professor of accountancy, and Dr. Mark Pearson, assistant professor of mathematics.
For a listing of MIAA Team GPA winners across the conference, please see http://miaa.org/academic/13tmhonor.