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Utah Golf Named to GCAA All-Academic Team
By Dameon Myres, U of U Associate Director of Communications
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Utah men's golf team has been named to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Academic team for the 2016-17 season, the GCAA announced on Tuesday.
The Utes were one of 100 NCAA Division I squads to be named to the All-Academic team, registering a combined GPA of 3.0 or better for the entire roster. Utah is one of four Pac-12 teams represented on the All-Academic Team, joining Arizona, Stanford and UCLA.
This past season, Ute golfers Gentry Hicks and Nathan Wunderli were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team. Wunderli was named a first-team selection, registering a 3.80 grade point average, while Hicks earned honorable mention accolades.
This is Utah's first GCAA All-Academic team honor since the award was introduced in 2011.
“I am really proud of the team and this accomplishment,” said Utah head golf coach Garrett Clegg. “What this award doesn't show, is that our team's GPA increased in the spring when we missed the most class from our intense travel schedule. Our golfers did a fantastic job managing their school work and their golf. I would also like to thank our academic support and athletics support staff for helping our players achieve this award. There is a lot of work behind the scenes to make these young men successful.”
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPA's for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. President's Special Recognition is awarded to teams with GPA's of 3.5 or better, while All-Academic teams are awarded to teams with a GPA of 3.0 or better.