Norman, Okla. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team was the recipient of All-Academic Team honors announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A total of 143 teams from across all divisions of collegiate golf submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition – a new high in the five years of the award.
Brown (Division I), Post (Division II), Greensboro College (Division III), Embry Riddle – AZ (NAIA), Scottsdale CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) were named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions. Brown posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.74.
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. The Gusties were one of 25 NCAA Division III institutions to garner All-Academic distinction. Gustavus was also joined by fellow Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools Saint John’s and St. Thomas on the list.
“Farmers Insurance is proud to honor and support the GCAA and their 2013 recipients of the 2013 Team Academic Awards,” said Chuck Browning, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Giv- ing for Farmers Insurance. “A key philanthropic pillar of Farmers Insurance is Education, thus this award is a perfect fit for us and gives us a chance to extend our support of golf throughout the year. It is also an extension of our University Day platform at the Farmers Insurance Open, which we continue to see great success on each year.”