LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's baseball team was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as one of just 80 programs across Division III to earn the Academic Excellence Award.
To be honored, teams must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 during the 2018-19 academic year. The Diplomats were joined on the list by fellow Centennial Conference (CC) competitors Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, and Washington College.
F&M enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in program history this past spring, reaching the Centennial Playoffs for the second straight year and hosting a Tournament game for the first time since 2015. The Diplomats pitching staff was dominant, recording a single-season record of 320 strikeouts and tallying the second-lowest ERA (3.92) with at least 350 innings pitched.