Men’s Basketball Posts Highest GPA in America East for Fourth Time in Eight Seasons

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – University at Albany men’s basketball team topped the America East in the classroom for the 2013-14 academic year, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 America East Champions earned a 3.18 GPA.

“We really focus on recruiting quality student-athletes who compete at a high level in the classroom and on the court,” said head coach Will Brown. “This was a tremendous year for our program and winning the academic title is a great way to bring closure to a remarkable season.”

UAlbany men’s basketball was one of just two teams to win its conference tournament and earn the highest GPA for the sport.

The America East has been awarding the Academic Cup since 1995, and the overall institutional grade-point averages were calculated by dividing each student-athlete’s quality points by the total credits completed for grade. 

This is the fourth time in the Will Brown era that the Great Danes have earned the top GPA among league teams, and the second time they’ve done so while also winning the conference tournament. The Purple & Gold took the honor in 2012, 2008 and 2007.