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UTSA earns Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team accolades

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 08/08/2012
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NORMAN, Okla. — The UTSA men’s golf team has been named an All-Academic Team presented by Farmers Insurance, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday.

The Roadrunners compiled a 3.11 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year to collect the honor for the third consecutive year.

“I am so pleased that our team has stepped up once again to be recognized as one of the top academic teams in college golf,” head coach John Knauer said. “When you consider all the travel, practice and workout commitments placed upon these student-athletes, for them to achieve this award for the third year in a row is a wonderful accomplishment. There were only 68 teams out of more than 300 in Division I to get this recognition, so that places us in the top-22 percent. That is very elite company. I could not be more proud of my guys.”

UTSA was one of 68 NCAA Division I squads honored with the award and the only team from the Southland Conference. DePaul was tabbed as the Academic National Champions after posting a 3.69 team GPA.

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.

“Farmers Insurance is proud to extend our support of education and University Day throughout the year,” said Chuck Browning, head of sponsorships for Farmers Insurance. “It is a perfect fit for us and an opportunity for our agents around the country to get involved with our golf platform and academic institutions on a local level. We are proud to honor top performing academic men’s golf programs in the country.”

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