GCAA Honors Men's Golf For Academics

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 08/06/2012
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WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW men's golf program has been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and Farmers Insurance with a Team Academic Award.

The Seahawks collected the honor after posting a combined grade point average of 3.33 for the 2011-12 year.  On the links, UNCW claimed its second straight Colonial Athletic Association championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the third consecutive year.

"I'm very proud of our guys for achieving this recognition," said fourth-year Head Coach Matt Clark. "They balanced life as a student-athlete very well and made it a priority to perform well in the classroom, too. This ranks right up there with winning the conference championship as far as we're concerned."

Rising junior Thomas Bass, the CAA's Golfer-of-the-Year, earned GCAA All-America honors last week after compiling a 3.37 GPA.