The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced the Scholar-Teams for the 2017-18 academic year. All 15 of the Oregon Tech athletic teams were honored with this distinction, carrying a department average of a 3.31 GPA. Eight OIT programs were ranked in the top 20 nationally for their respective sports.
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.
For the second year in a row the Oregon Tech Women’s Golf team led all Oregon Tech programs with a 3.73 team GPA. The Oregon Tech Women’s Indoor Track Team led the nation with a 3.67 Team GPA with the men’s and women’s cross country teams coming in at No. 4 and No. 5 respectively. The Oregon Tech Baseball team had the 12th best team GPA out of 185 schools with a team GPA of 3.26.
Head Coach Jack Kegg commented about having four of his OIT teams ranked in the Top 20, “The academic success of our student-athletes is a testament to the great partnership and work ethic of students, staff and faculty at Oregon Tech.”
Oregon Tech Team GPA Rank #NAIA Schools
|Golf Women||3.73 11 172|
|Cross Country Women
Indoor Track & Field Women
|3.69 5 132
3.67 1 163
|Cross Country Men||3.58 4 99|
|Basketball Women||3.51 29 237|
|Outdoor Track & Field Women||3.51 20 196|
|Soccer Women||3.43 42 206|
|Softball||3.34 68 197|
Indoor Track & Field Men
|3.34 92 226
3.34 5 154
|Basketball Men’s||3.33 16 233|
|Baseball||3.26 12 188|
|Golf Men||3.26 41 180|
|Outdoor Track & Field Men
|3.22 28 191
3.18 42 204