DEARBORN, Mich. - Six University of Michigan-Dearborn athletic programs were honored by the NAIA for outstanding achievement in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.
The Wolverines received six NAIA Scholar-Team Awards, led by the women's basketball team, it was announced by the NAIA. The total is up from five in 2015-16.
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.
UM-Dearborn women's basketball led all Wolverine teams with a 3.47 grade point average. The volleyball team was close behind with a GPA of 3.33. The men's and women's cross country teams, softball and men's soccer were also honored by the NAIA.
The Wolverines had eight eligible NAIA teams in 2016-17 and will have 10 this season with the addition of baseball and women's soccer.