NORMAN, Okla. — The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released its 2017 Team Academic Awards on Wednesday, and Washington and Lee was one of 39 men's golf programs nationally to receive the President's Special Recognition by the organization.
A total of 187 men's golf programs were cited for the Team Academic Award, which honors teams from NCAA Divisions I, II and III, along with NAIA, NJCAA I and NJCAA II who have achieved a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the 2016-17 school year.
The Blue and White was one of just 36 NCAA Division III men's teams recognized with the Team Academic Award, and the Generals received the President's Special Recognition for having a team GPA in excess of 3.5. Only seven schools earned the special recognition for Division III, and W&L, along with Webster, were the only ones to participate in the NCAA Division III Championship this season.
Georgia State from Division I posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.85. W&L finished the school year with a 3.72 team GPA.
Earlier this summer, recent graduate Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) was honored on the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar team for Division III.
Washington and Lee finished the 2016-17 season 14th at the 2017 NCAA Championship.
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