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Statesmen baseball receives national honor

On Monday, Aug. 30, The Randolph-Henry Baseball Program received a certificate from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) office in Greensboro, North Carolina. awarding the 2021 Varsity Baseball Team for earning its first national honor in program history.

The ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award is awarded to teams that have a cumulative 3.8+ grade-point average (on a 5.0 scale).

The Randolph-Henry Baseball Team had 17 players that contributed to such a prestigious honor. Despite the educational challenges of COVID-19, the baseball program put forth some of its best work in the classroom and also through virtual learning.

“I am so proud of our guys and how hard they worked, even through unusual circumstances last year,” said head coach Josh Barmoy. “We had a great group of seniors who now have set the bar high for upcoming classes. I hope this is a yearly honor for our program as well as an expectation from here on out. I know our entire community of Charlotte County takes great pride in education and we are so thankful to be recognized as one of the five schools in Virginia to receive this award.”