Student-athletes have to find the balance between the field and the classroom, and this spring 273 of Ball State's 411 student-athletes had a semester GPA of 3.0 or better, according to a ballstatesports.com press release.

One hundred fifty-two student-athletes also qualified for the Dean's List with a 3.5 or better GPA, and 37 posted a perfect 4.0.

Several individuals also earned recognition for their academic performances during the spring sports season.

Sophomore golfers Johnny Watts and Michael VanDeventer were both named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team earlier this month, as were junior men's tennis players Andrew Stutz and Lucas Andersen and junior women's tennis player Toni Ormond.

In March, 10 gymnasts and 10 track and field athletes earned Academic All-MAC honors.

Two baseball players, juniors Alex Call and Caleb Stayton, were also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. The MAC has yet to release its all-academic teams for softball and baseball.

Women's swim and dive posted the best GPA among Ball State sports teams with a cumulative 3.59. Men's tennis had the second-highest mark with a 3.54.

Across all sports, the Cardinals posted a cumulative GPA of 3.17.