W&L Men's Golf Earns GCAA Team Academic Award
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced its 2014 Team Academic Awards on July 30, and Washington and Lee was one of 20 men’s golf programs nationally to receive President’s Special Recognition by the organization.
All told, 141 men’s golf programs were cited for the Team Academic Award, which recognizes teams from NCAA Divisions I, II and III, along with the NAIA, NJCAA I and NJCAA II who have achieved a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the 2013-14 school year.
The Generals were one of just 23 NCAA Division III men’s teams recognized with the Team Academic Award, and W&L received the President’s Special Recognition for having a team GPA in excess of 3.5. Only Carnegie Mellon, Redlands, W&L and Webster earned the special recognition for Division III.
Dodge City from NJCAA I posted the highest overall team GPA with a 3.82.
Washington and Lee produced four Top 3 finishes out of its nine tournaments during the 2013-14 school year, including a runner-up finish at the ODAC Championship. The Generals return a majority of the roster for the 2014-15 season, including all five of its competitors from the conference championship.