West Florida earns GCAA All-Academic Team honor
Argonauts one of 14 NCAA Division II teams on list
NORMAN, Okla. – The 2011-12 edition of the University of West Florida men’s golf team made it a point to show off its prowess not only on the links, but in the classroom as well. Thanks to its dedication in the scholastic arena, the squad was one of 124 teams across the collegiate ranks recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America as it doled out its annual All-Academic Team awards.
The Argonauts were one of just 14 NCAA Division II teams – including four from the Sunshine State – to post a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. In order to qualify for the GCAA All-Academic Team, a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official team for the academic year.
This particular award marks the third academic honor to be presented to the Argonauts in 2012. Senior Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) was the lone UWF golfer to earn a spot on the GSC All-Academic list by posting a 3.20 GPA as a Sports Management major.
Black and fellow senior Thomas Guste-Pedersen (Helle, Norway) were also two of 52 Division II athletes honored as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars as announced by the GCAA on July 26.
Success was synonymous with the Argonauts in 2012 as the team earned a pair of victories and three runner-up finishes during its competition schedule. UWF now possesses 67 tournament titles and 42 individual titles amongst its all-time coffers. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.