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Softball Earns C-USA's Sport Academic Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second-straight season, the Charlotte softball team won Conference USA’s Sport Academic Award having the highest GPA for the 2015-16 academic year. The 49ers earned the league’s top spot with a 3.667 team GPA.

Of the 17 sports represented, Charlotte had the third-highest GPA among all recipients. The 49ers sported a 32-win season on the field, 11-straight to open the year, all came in addition to their academic success off the field. Haley Pace and Lexi Betancourt were both named to C-USA’s All-Academic Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District squad and earned third-team All-America honors. Betancourt and Pace both led the 49ers with 4.0 GPA’s.

Sport Recipient (*repeat winner) GPA

Baseball                                               *Middle Tennessee        3.329

Men’s Basketball                             *Rice                                     3.029

Women’s Basketball                       UTSA                                     3.309

Men’s Cross Country                      Rice                                        3.423

Women’s Cross Country               *Rice                                     3.750

Football                                                *Rice                                     2.890

Men’s Golf                                         *Rice                                     3.596

Women’s Golf                                   WKU                                      3.607

Men’s Soccer                                     *New Mexico #                                3.380

Women’s Soccer                              UTEP                                     3.567

Softball                                                *Charlotte                          3.667

Women’s Swimming                      *Marshall                            3.601

Men’s Tennis                                     *Middle Tennessee        3.385

Women’s Tennis                              Rice                                        3.802

Men’s Track and Field                    *Rice                                     3.260

Women’s Track and Field             *Rice                                     3.508

Volleyball                                            Rice                                        3.610

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