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Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:06

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NORMAN, Okla. – St. Francis Brooklyn (Division I), Bellarmine (Division II), Swarthmore (Division III), Bethel (KS) (NAIA), Dodge City (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain (NJCAA DII) have been named 18Birdies Academic National Champions for their respective divisions, announced the GCAA.

“18Birdies is proud of the work these programs have accomplished off the course and to present this year’s Team Academic Awards,” said 18Birdies’ Founder and CEO, Eddy Lui. “We’ll continue to support the next generation of golfers as we know they will be the next leading voice to grow the game.”

South Mountain posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.78. A record number 224 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn 18Birdies All-Academic Team recognition.

“I’m very excited for these young men who worked diligently in the classroom and on the golf course,” said South Mountain Head Coach And Walker. “This is a testament to the type of student-athlete that we have in our program. To be recognized for their academic achievements by the GCAA and 18Birdies is an honor.”

This marks South Mountain’s fifth 18Birdies Academic National Championship while Bethel and Dodge City are claimed their second honor.

A total of 49 teams received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better.

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.

18Birdies Academic National Champions

Division I - St. Francis Brooklyn
Division II - Bellarmine
Division III - Swarthmore
NAIA - Bethel (KS)
NJCAA DI - Dodge City
NJCAA DII - South Mountain

President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA)

Division I
Alabama State
Brown
Cincinnati
Cornell
DePaul
Duke
East Tennessee State
Elon
George Mason
Gonzaga
Harvard
Kennesaw State
Kentucky
Memphis
New Mexico
Northern Illinois
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rice
Robert Morris
Saint Francis Brooklyn
Seattle
South Carolina
Texas Tech
Valparaiso
Youngstown State

Division II
Bellarmine
Colorado-Colorado Springs
Colorado Mesa
Maryville
Missouri-St. Louis
Newberry
Post
Saint Leo
Upper Iowa

Division III
Huntingdon
Kalamazoo
Occidental
Swarthmore
Texas-Dallas
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster

NAIA
Bethel (KS)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ)
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Taylor

NJCAA Division II
South Mountain

All-Academic Teams
(3.0 or better GPA)

Division I
Abilene Christian
Air Force
Akron
Alabama State
UAB
Arizona
Arkansas State
UALR
Auburn
Belmont
Boston College
Bowling Green
Bradley
Brown
Bryant
California
UC Irvine
UCLA
Canisius
UCF
Charlotte
Chattanooga
Cincinnati
Clemson
Coastal Carolina
Colgate
Colorado
Colorado State
Columbia
Connecticut
Cornell
Davidson
Delaware
DePaul
Detroit Mercy
Drake
Duke
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Elon
Evansville
Francis Marion
Furman
George Mason
George Washington
Georgetown
Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern
Gonzaga
Hartford
Harvard
Hawaii
High Point
Houston Baptist
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
IPFW
Iowa
Iowa State
James Madison
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Kentucky
Longwood
Louisville
Loyola Maryland
Marquette
Marshall
Memphis
Miami
Michigan State
Middle Tennessee
Minnesota
Mississippi State
Missouri
Missouri State
Morehead State
UNLV
New Mexico
North Carolina
UNCG
UNCW
Northern Colorado
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Oakland
Ohio State
Oral Roberts
Pennsylvania
Presbyterian
Radford
Rhode Island
Rice
Richmond
Robert Morris
Saint Francis Brooklyn
Saint Mary’s
Seattle
Seton Hall
South Alabama
South Carolina
USC Upstate
South Florida
Southern Illinois
SIUE
SMU
Southern Mississippi
Stanford
Tennessee
UT Martin
Texas Tech
Utah Valley
Valparaiso
Villanova
Virginia
Weber State
West Virginia
William & Mary
Wisconsin
Wright State
Wyoming
Xavier
Yale
Youngstown State

Division II
Academy of Art
Ashland
Barry
Barton
Bellarmine
Bemidji State
Cal State East Bay
Cal State Monterey Bay
Central Missouri
Chaminade
Colorado Mesa
Colorado-Colorado Springs
Findlay
Florida Tech
Georgia Southwestern State
Goldey-Beacom
Harding
Henderson State
Hillsdale 
Illinois Springfield
Kentucky Wesleyan
Lee
Limestone
Lincoln Memorial
Lindenwood
Maryville
Missouri-St. Louis
Newberry
Northeastern State
Post
Rockhurst
Rollins
Saginaw Valley State
Saint Leo
USC Aiken
Upper Iowa
Valdosta State
Wayne State
West Alabama
West Florida
West Georgia

Division III
Arcadia
Benedictine
Carnegie Mellon
Defiance
Earlham
Edgewood
Emory
Franklin & Marshall
Gustavus Adolphus
Huntingdon
Illinois Wesleyan
Johnson & Wales (RI)
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Macalester
Marywood
McMurry
Mount St. Joseph’s
North Central
Occidental
Ohio Wesleyan
Saint John’s (MN)
Saint Joseph’s (ME)
Skidmore
Southwestern (TX)
Swarthmore
Texas-Dallas
Transylvania
Trine
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster
Wheaton
Wisconsin Lutheran

NAIA
Bethel (KS)
Carroll
Concordia (NE)
Doane
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (AZ)
Keiser
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Taylor
Warner Pacific
William Jessup

NJCAA DI
Central Alabama
Dodge City
Iowa Western
Midland College

NJCAA DII
Meridian
Mineral Area
Mississippi Gulf Coast
North Central Missouri
South Mountain
Southwestern CC

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