For the second-straight season and the third time in the last four campaigns, the University of Evansville men’s golf team was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America for its academic performance.The Aces, who put forth great performances both on the course and in the classroom, were named an All-Academic Team by the GCAA for achieving a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Just 79 teams at the Division I-A level received the award, including 11 who garnered President’s Special Recognition for achieving GPA’s exceeding 3.5.
Evansville fell just short of the 3.5 mark, compiling a cumulative team GPA of 3.416. Quinn Vilneff posted the top mark on the squad, accumulating a 3.916 in his first academic year at UE. Just behind him was Sam Cobb, who finished the year with a 3.824. Every player who saw competitive time on the course registered a mark above a 3.0.
DePaul (Division I), Post (Division II), Manhattanville (Division III), Bethel College (Kan.) (NAIA), Dodge City CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective division announced the GCAA. DePaul posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.69.
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.
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