AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Southwestern State University men's golf team has earned All-Academic distinction from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for the 2017-18 school year. It's the fourth time in five years Georgia Southwestern has earned the national honor.
A record 223 teams, covering the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition. The Hurricanes were one of only 40 programs in NCAA Division II, and one of two from the Peach Belt Conference, to earn the honor.
To be eligible for the GCAA All-Academic Team a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
South Mountain Community College (NJCAA DII) posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.78.
Select recipients for 2017-18 are listed below:
18Birdies Academic National Champions
Division I - New Mexico
Division II - Bellarmine
Division III - Swarthmore
NAIA - Bethel (KS)
NJCAA DI - Dodge City
NJCAA DII - South Mountain
President's Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA)
(3.0 or better GPA)
Academy of Art
Cal State East Bay
Cal State Monterey Bay
Saginaw Valley State
The full release from the GCAA can be found HERE