Harvard softball posted the top GPA in the Ivy League and fifth-best in the nation last season (Gil Talbot).
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Harvard softball team was recognized Tuesday as one of the Top-10 Academic Teams in NCAA Division I, posting the fifth-highest GPA nationally, as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
The announcement comes a week after 15 student-athletes from the 2014-15 team were honored as NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes for earning GPAs of at least 3.5 last year. As a team, the Crimson posted a 3.595 GPA over the fall and spring semester of 2014-15, trailing just four other schools in the nation.
Lipscomb topped the Division I ranks at 3.645, with Grand Canyon (3.640), DePaul (3.640) and Southern Illinois (3.619) filling the top four spots.
Among its Ivy League counterparts, Harvard's top-five accomplishment stands out with the next conference institution coming in at 32nd, with Yale posting a 3.390 GPA. Harvard and Yale are the only Ivy schools to rank in the top 50 in the nation in team GPA.