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Every MVNU Athletics Program Earns NAIA Scholar-Team Status

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently announced the NAIA Scholar-Teams for 2017-2018, and MVNU Athletics had each and every one of its programs exceed a 3.0 team grade-point average. 

For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

By counting both indoor and outdoor track & field as two separate teams, MVNU had all 17 of its programs meet the standard.

"Without a doubt, this (collective) academic accomplishment ranks as one of the top achievements by members of the MVNU Community," expressed Director of Athletics Aaron Quinn.

"Having every program reach NAIA Scholar-Team status speaks to the dedication and hard work of our student-athletes, coaching staffs and faculty members. CLASSROOM is the second, core value of the Athletic Department; I cannot think of a finer example than to have all of our teams earn this distinction."

It is a remarkable achievement for #MVNUnited, and a huge honor to represent 17 of the 1,862 teams from across the nation to claim the designation. MVNU Volleyball topped the charts for the Cougars by accumulating a team GPA of 3.75, and MVNU Women's Tennis was not too far behind at 3.68. The complete list of team GPA's for MVNU Athletics is included as sorted by institution at the link below.

Congratulations to each and every program for this accomplishment, which sets a high bar for continued academic excellence in 2018-2019. Thank you for representing MVNU Athletics and your university with pride in the classroom.