STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference recently released its fall, winter, and spring winners of the 2011-12 AMCC Peak Performer teams. Franciscan was honored more than any of the other ten schools in the conference, with five teams receiving recognition.
In the fall season, the women’s volleyball and men’s cross country teams were honored as earning the highest team grade point averages in their respective sports. The teams had cumulative GPAs of 3.48 and 3.40, respectively.
Along with their academic successes, those two teams were successful in the competitive arena as well. The volleyball team finished fifth in the AMCC and was the first-ever Franciscan team to represent the University in postseason competition.
The men’s cross country team continued its dominance of the AMCC in 2011 by finishing first in the conference during the regular season, and runners-up at the AMCC Championship.
In the winter sports season Franciscan had two more teams honored. The men’s and the women’s basketball teams finished with the highest team GPAs in their given sports, at 3.29 and 3.48, respectively.
Lastly, the men’s tennis team – runners-up at the AMCC championship and narrowly missing a trip to the NCAA national tournament – also proved its worth in the classroom earning a team GPA of 3.33.
This is a new awards program for the AMCC was established as a way to focus greater attention on the fine collective academic accomplishments of the conference’s teams. One team honoree is selected for every AMCC championship sport, with the winners possessing the highest collective cumulative grade point average in their particular program. For winter and spring sports, that GPA is determined at the conclusion of the spring semester.
See the entire list of Peak Performer winners here.