NEW ORLEANS, La. (8/22/18) – The Arkansas State football, volleyball and women’s golf teams were honored with the top Team GPA Award for the 2017-18 academic year by the Sun Belt Conference for their respective sport, the league office announced Wednesday.
The A-State football team boasted a 2.90 GPA to top the other conference schools, while the Red Wolves’ volleyball squad registered a 3.65 mark to earn the honor. Arkansas State’s women’s golf team posted a 3.87 GPA to claim the top spot in the conference.
The awards, released at the conclusion of the academic year, honor the teams with the top cumulative team grade point average in each of the sponsored sports within the Sun Belt. For award purposes, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field are counted as a single sport.
The three top Team GPA Awards claimed by A-State were tied for the most in the league with Coastal Carolina. Little Rock and Georgia State followed the Red Wolves and Chanticleers as the only other schools with multiple awards.