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Wildcat Golf Among Nation’s Academic Leaders

by | Jul 18, 2019 | Sports

Wildcat golfers, family, and friends gather above the 18th green at Irish Creek.

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history, the Davidson golf team was just as impressive in the classroom, earning GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) Outstanding Team Academic Honors, as recently announced.

In addition, the Wildcats were just one of 17 Division I teams to post a GPA of 3.5 or higher, earning Presidents Special Recognition Honors.

“I am very proud of our team and their commitment to academic excellence,” said head coach Tim Straub, who is entering his 19th season at the helm of the Wildcats. “They have all done an amazing job of balancing the academic rigors of Davidson College and the time demands of Division I golf.”

A total of 193 schools submitted GPA’s of 3.0 or above, with 32 of those schools receiving Presidents Special Recognition Honors.

To be eligible for GCAA Outstanding Team Academic honors a college or university must submit GPAs for each player on their official squad list for the academic year.

Davidson’s 2018-19 campaign concluded with a pair of team titles, eight Top-5 finishes and a school-record 288.09 stroke average.

Academic National Champions
Division I – New Mexico
Division II – Newberry
Division III – Augsburg
NAIA – SCAD – Atlanta
NJCAA I – Dodge City
NJCAA II – North Central

President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 GPA or above)

Division I
Baylor
Davidson
Duke
East Tennessee State
Harvard
Loyola (Chicago)
Loyola (Maryland)
Robert Morris
Seattle
Seton Hall
SMU
Cincinnati
New Mexico
Pennsylvania
Weber State
Yale
Youngstown State

Division II
Newberry
West Texas A&M
Florida Southern
Maryville

Division III
Augsburg
Edgewood
Kalamazoo
Swarthmore
UT-Dallas
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster

NAIA
SCAD – Atlanta

NJCAA I
Dodge City

NJCAA II
North Central Missouri

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