The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team was bestowed All-Academic Team honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday afternoon in Norman, Okla. Gustavus was one of 22 NCAA Division III schools to earn the distinction. This season, a total of 104 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher and earned All-Academic Team recognition.
DePaul University (Division I), Lynn University (Division II), Grinnell College (Division III), SCAD-Savannah (NAIA), USC-Lancaster (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain Community College (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions announced by the GCAA. DePaul registered the highest team GPA with 3.66 of a total of 104 schools across the nation. 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.
Gustavus joins fellow Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools Macalester College and Saint John’s University on the list of 22 Division III institutions to earn All-Academic Team honors.
Members of the 2010-11 men’s golf team included junior Alex Pederson (Kiester, Minn.), sophomores Derrick Davis (Minneapolis, Minn.), Alex Flasch (Minocqua, Wis.), Trevor Gervais (Fergus Falls, Minn.), Alex Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.), Coby Rowley (Prior Lake, Minn.), freshmen Lee Bystrom (Buffalo, Minn.), Simon Erlandsson (Molby, Sweden), Jon Husu (Lino Lakes, Minn.), Matt Jensen (Edina, Minn.), Tyler McMorrow (St. Cloud, Minn.), Andrew Oakes (Hermantown, Minn.), and Cole Peterson (Omaha, Neb.).
The Golf Coaches Association of America is the professional association of men’s golf coaches. Established in 1958, this non-profit organization is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing its members who participate in men’s golf at all levels.