Kansas Men's Golf Receives National Academic Recognition

Aug. 1, 2012

NORMAN, Okla. – Kansas’ men’s golf team earned All-Academic Team recognition by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) posting a better than 3.00 grade point average for the 2011-12 academic year the organization announced Wednesday.

A total of 124 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn GCAA All-Academic Team recognition. 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. Kansas’ men’s golf team posted a cumulative 2.96 GPA for the fall 2011 semester and a 3.14 GPA in the spring 2012 semester.

“One of the reasons I came to Kansas was the work done by the academic counselors with the student-athletes and this honor shows just that,” new KU men’s golf coach Jamie Bermel said. “We will make all efforts to continue to receive this honor annually.”

Besides Kansas, other Big 12 Conference teams recognized by the GCAA included Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma and TCU.

The GCAA was established in 1958 and is located in Norman, Okla. The GCAA is a non-profit organization and is the professional association of men’s collegiate golf coaches. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing awareness and the status of men’s golf. There are over 750 members in the GCAA representing all three NCAA divisions as well as NAIA and NJCAA.