For the third year in a row, all 15 Carroll College teams were named to the NAIA Scholar Team list. Women's cross country led the way with a 3.58 team GPA. Carroll football had the highest team GPA in the nation among football teams with a 3.22, while the Carroll men's basketball team was the only team in the postseason Top 10 -- the Saints were ranked No. 6 -- and the GPA Top 10 (No. 3) for the second year in a row, with a 3.19.
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 GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.
The Saints surpassed the mark by a significant margin. The lowest team GPA was a 3.19, eight of the 15 teams surpassed a 3.3 GPA, and five teams notched a 3.43 GPA or higher.
Other team teams receiving the honor were women's basketball (3.36), men's cross country (3.20), men's golf (3.36), men's indoor track and field (3.29), men's outdoor track and field (3.27), men's soccer (3.29), softball (3.24), women's golf (3.32), women's indoor track and field (3.46), women's outdoor track and field (3.47), women's soccer (3.43) and volleyball (3.48).