Sept. 2, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - The Gonzaga University and University of San Francisco men's golf teams received an All-Academic Team award from the Golf Coaches Association of America for having a team GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2008-09 academic year. They were two of just 45 teams to receive the national recognition.
"This is just another reflection of the importance we put on academics at Gonzaga," athletic director Mike Roth said. "These young men, as well as all of our student-athletes, should be proud of the academic and athletic successes they achieve."
East Tennessee State (Division I), St. Mary's of Texas (Division II), Gustavus Adolphus (Division III), Savannah College of Art and Design (NAIA), McLennan CC (NJCAA DI) and Tyler JC (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions announced the GCAA. East Tennessee State posted the highest recorded team GPA with 3.78. A total of 82 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher and earned All-Academic Team recognition.
Belmont, Detroit Mercy, East Carolina, East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Gustavus Adolphus, Ohio Dominican, Rice, SCAD, Seton Hall and St. Mary's (Texas) were also accorded President's Special Recognition status for earning team GPAs of 3.50 or better.
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the grade points earned and hours attempted for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
All-Academic Teams: Division I
East Tennessee State
South Dakota State
UC Santa Barbara