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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recently announced the Scholar-Teams for the 2015-16 academic year. Receiving this distinction requires that a team must have an average minimum of a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). All fifteen of the Oregon Tech athletic teams were honored with this distinction, carrying a department average of a 3.3 GPA. Seven of our programs were ranked in the top 10 nationally for their respective sports.

The Oregon Tech Women’s Basketball team led all Oregon Tech programs appearing as the number one team GPA in all of NAIA men’s and women’s basketball with a 3.78 GPA which was the 14th highest GPA in the nation. Head Women’s Basketball Coach Scott Meredith comments, “I am exceptionally proud of our ladies, especially considering the challenging majors we have here at Oregon Tech. This is no accident; the student-athletes work exceptionally hard. They are committed to being the best in the classroom and on the court, and they are provided with tremendous resources and academic support from our faculty and staff here at Oregon Tech.”

2015-16 Grade Point Average (GPA) for Women’s Basketball: Top 10

Place School GPA
1. Oregon Tech 3.78
2. Evangel (MO) 3.75
3. Concordia (NEB) 3.71
4. Mount Marty (SD)
Valley City St. (ND)
5. Indiana Wesleyan 3.63
6. Bethel (KS) 3.61
7. Huntington (IND) 3.58
8. IU East (IND) 3.57
9. Morningside (IA)
Hastings (NEB)
Viterbo (WIS)
10. St. Xavier (ILL)
Spring Arbor (MICH)


The Women’s Cross Country team finished tied for 25th place overall nationally with a 3.72 team GPA, landing them 5th on the women’s cross country list. Head Coach Jack Kegg comments, “We have a very gifted group of ladies academically that work very hard in the classroom and we are proud of their efforts.”

The Oregon Tech Baseball team had the 8th best team GPA out of 185 schools with a team GPA of 3.31. Head Coach Matt Miles said, “I am really proud of our guys; our student-athletes work hard on the field and the classroom.”

2015-16 Placement of All Oregon Tech Teams

OIT Sport Place # of NAIA Schools
W Basketball 1 136
M Indoor Track 2 143
M Outdoor Track 3 173
W Indoor Track 5 150
W Outdoor Track 5 177
W XC 6 209
M Baseball 8 185
M XC 26 203
W Softball 33 192
M Golf 35 176
M Soccer 40 199
W Soccer 43 196
W Volleyball 74 219