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Rockets One of 40 Programs in Nation to Post 3.0 GPA or Higher in 2018-19

The Toledo men’s basketball team has received the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award.

The award is in its seventh year of existence, and the Rockets have received the award in four of the last six years.

Toledo was one of two Mid-American Conference schools to be honored this year and is one of 14 schools to achieve this accomplishment at least four times in the last six years.

The Team Academic Excellence Award recognizes NCAA and NAIA men’s basketball teams that earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Forty of the 159 teams to make the list were NCAA Division I-affiliated programs.

The Rockets posted a 3.136 GPA throughout the last two semesters with Luke Knapke and Spencer Littleson earning spots on the MAC’s Academic All-MAC team.

Other NCAA Division I schools posting a 3.0 GPA in the 2018-19 academic year were Bradley, Brigham Young University, Bucknell, Butler, California Baptist, Creighton, DePaul, East Carolina, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gonzaga, Harvard, High Point, Holy Cross, Houston Baptist, Idaho State, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Liberty, Louisville, Marist, Nebraska-Omaha, New Mexico State, North Dakota State, Northern Kentucky, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oral Roberts, Quinnipiac, Seattle, Seton Hall, Stanford, University of South Carolina Upstate, Utah Valley, Villanova, Wake Forest, Western Carolina, Western Michigan, Wright State and Yale.

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