Toledo has garnered the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award, the association announced on Thursday.
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 2013-14 academic year. Of the 131 teams to make the list, only 30 were NCAA Division I-affiliated programs.
The Rockets posted a 3.030 GPA during the Fall 2013 semester and a 3.053 mark in the Spring 2014 semester. UT was the lone Mid-American Conference school to be included in the listing.
On the court during the 2013-14 campaign, Toledo set a school record with 27 victories, captured a share of its eighth MAC regular-season title, appeared in its eighth National Invitation Tournament in program history and posted its first unbeaten home record (fourth in school history) since the 1966-67 season.
Other NCAA Division I schools posting a 3.0 GPA in the 2013-14 academic year were Albany, Belmont, Bradley, Bucknell, The Citadel, Dartmouth, Eastern Washington, Elon, Florida, Gonzaga, Iowa State, Kentucky, Lehigh, Louisiana-Monroe, Mercer, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Quinnipiac, Rice, Seattle Pacific, South Carolina, South Dakota State, Stanford, Texas, Utah Valley, Yale and Youngstown State.