Eagle athletic teams from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott were a top winner of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar Team Awards this past year.
Team grade-point averages must include all eligible variety student athletes.
Twelve ERAU teams won top honors for having superlative grade-point averages among all the NAIA teams in the nation.
Five ERAU teams were among the top 10 in the nation in GPAs for their sports. Men’s basketball had the top GPA in the country with an overall 3.54 GPA.
Women’s soccer was third in the U.S. with a 3.69 GPA, and men’s soccer was fourth in the nation with a 3.43 GPA.
ERAU women’s distance track team rated fifth in the nation with a GPA of 3.69. The men’s golf team ranked sixth with a 3.60 grade-point average.
Other Eagle teams included women’s golf (3.26); men’s cross country (3.25); women’s basketball (3.37); women’s cross country (3.57); softball (3.31); men’s distance track (3.24); and volleyball (3.39).
ERAU Athletic Director Jaime Long praised the various teams, saying, “I speak for the entire athletic program coaching and training staff when I saw we are exceptionally blessed to have such talented team members. We take pride in this — these competitive athletes are first and foremost students who happen to be blessed with exceptional athletic skills. We are privileged to have them as members of our Eagles’ teams.”