GCAA Announces 2016 Team Academic Awards Print
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 13:39

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NORMAN, Okla. – Valparaiso (Division I), USC Aiken (Division II), UT Dallas (Division III), Embry-Riddle Prescott (NAIA), Garden City (NJCAA DI) and Meridian (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions, announced the GCAA.

For the second straight season, Embry-Riddle Prescott posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.787. A record 212 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition.

“What a tremendous honor for our Embry-Riddle Men’s Golf Team to win this award for the second year in a row,” said Embry-Riddle Prescott Head Coach Kim Haddow. “Our entire program thanks you for acknowledging their academic success. Coach Mike (Haddow) and I are so proud of these young men and their commitment to academics as well as athletics. The support they receive from all our faculty and staff here at Embry-Riddle is the winning formula for them to be successful in the classroom and compete nationally in golf.”

In addition to its back-to-back overall Academic National Championship, Embry-Riddle Prescott claimed the NAIA title for the third time. Garden City and Meridian led their divisions for the second consecutive season while Valparaiso, USC Aiken and UT Dallas each were first-time winners.

A total of 41 teams received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better. The 41 teams to earn this distinction are the most since the Academic Team Awards program began in 2009.

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.

Academic National Champions

Division I - Valparaiso
Division II - USC Aiken
Division III - UT Dallas
NAIA - Embry-Riddle Prescott
NJCAA DI - Garden City
NJCAA DII - Meridian

President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA)

Division I
Baylor
Brown
Detroit
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Francis Marion
Gonzaga
Hartford
Harvard
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
LIU Brooklyn
Longwood
Louisville
Mississippi
New Mexico
Rice
Seton Hall
South Carolina
Tennessee
UMKC
Valparaiso
William & Mary

Division II
Colorado Mesa
Newberry
Northeastern State
Ohio Dominican
Tiffin
UC San Diego
Upper Iowa
USC Aiken

Division III
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Schreiner
UT Dallas
Washington & Lee
Webster

NAIA
Embry-Riddle Prescott
SCAD Atlanta
Southwestern (Kan.)

All-Academic Teams
(3.0 or better GPA)

Division I
Abilene Christian
Akron
Arkansas
Arkansas State
Auburn
Ball State
Baylor
Belmont
Boise State
Boston College
Bowling Green
Bradley
Brown
California
Campbell
Canisius
Chattanooga
Cincinnati
Colgate
Colorado State
Columbia
Davidson
DePaul
Detroit
Drake
Drexel
Duke
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Michigan
Elon
Evansville
Francis Marion
Furman
George Washington
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern
Gonzaga
Hartford
Harvard
Houston Baptist
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa State
IPFW
Kansas
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Kentucky
La Salle
LIU Brooklyn
Longwood
Louisiana Monroe
Louisville
Loyola (Md.)
Marquette
Memphis
Miami (Ohio)
Michigan
Michigan State
Middle Tennessee
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Missouri State
New Mexico
Northern Colorado
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Oakland
Ohio State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Oral Roberts
Purdue
Radford
Rice
Richmond
Robert Morris
Seattle
Seton Hall
SIU Carbondale
SIU Edwardsville
SMU
South Alabama
South Carolina
South Dakota State
Stanford
Stephen F. Austin
Tennessee
Texas Tech
Troy
UALR
UCLA
UMKC
UNCG
UNCW
USF
Utah Valley
Valparaiso
Vanderbilt
VCU
Villanova
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Washington
Weber State
William & Mary
Wisconsin
Wofford
Wyoming
Yale

Division II
Academy of Art
Ashland
Barry
Barton
Bellarmine
Bemidji State
Brevard
Central Missouri
Chaminade
Chico State
Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Mesa
CSU East Bay
Florida Tech
Georgia Southwestern State
Harding
Hillsdale
Lee
Lewis
Lincoln Memorial
Lynn
Maryville (Mo.)
Miles
Minnesota-Crookston
Missouri-St. Louis
Montana State-Billings
Newberry
Northeastern State
Ohio Dominican
Post
Rogers State
Rollins
Saint Leo
St. Edward’s
Tiffin
UC San Diego
Upper Iowa
USC Aiken
Valdosta State
Wayne State
West Florida
West Georgia
Wisconsin-Parkside

Division III
Benedictine
Carnegie Mellon
Centenary
Dominican
Edgewood
Emory
Farmingdale State
Guilford
Huntingdon
Illinois Wesleyan
Johnson & Wales (R.I.)
Kalamazoo
Kenyon
Maryville (Tenn.)
Marywood
Millikin
Mount St. Joseph
North Central
Occidental
Ohio Wesleyan
Pomona-Pitzer
Saint John’s (Minn.)
Schreiner
Southwestern (Texas)
St. Thomas
St. John Fisher
Stevens
Swarthmore
Transylvania
Trine
UT Dallas
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster
Western New England
Whitworth
Wisconsin Lutheran
Wittenberg

NAIA
Bethel (Kan.)
Concordia (Neb.)
Embry-Riddle Prescott
Keiser
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Southwestern (Kan.)
Taylor
Warner Pacific
Wayland Baptist
William Jessup

NJCAA DI
Central Alabama
Garden City
Scottsdale

NJCAA DII
Meridian
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Parkland