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Rice Golf Team Earns National Academic Honor From College Coaches' Association

   

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Aug. 1, 2012

NORMAN, Okla. - The Rice golfers earned All-Academic Team honors for the 2011-2012 season, the national coaches association announced on Wednesday (August 1).

The annual academic honors for men's golf programs is sponsored by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and presented by Farmers Insurance. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the grade point averages for each player on its official roster and have maintained a 3.00 cumulative GPA for the fall and spring semesters. A total of 124 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition.

Under the direction of head coach Justin Emil, nine Owls on Rice's 2011-2012 roster combined to maintain a 3.183 grade point average. Rice was one of six schools from the state of Texas, and one of four from Conference USA, to be selected as a GCAA All-Academic Team. DePaul University posted Division I's highest team GPA at 3.69.

2011-2012 GCAA All-Academic Teams (3.0 or better GPA)
Akron
Arizona
Arkansas
Auburn
Baylor
Belmont
Brown
Butler
California
Canisius
Coastal Carolina
Denver
DePaul
Detroit Mercy
Duke
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Evansville
Georgia Tech
Gonzaga
Harvard
Houston Baptist
Illinois
Kansas
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Longwood
Louisville
Loyola University Maryland
Marquette
Marshall
Maryland Eastern Shore
Middle Tennessee State
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New Mexico
New Mexico State
Northern Colorado
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Oklahoma
Purdue
Rice
Richmond
South Alabama
South Carolina
South Dakota State
Southern Illinois Edwardsville
Southern Methodist
St. Mary's College of California
Stanford
TCU
Tennessee
Troy
UCLA
UNC Charlotte
UNC Greensboro
UNC Wilmington
Utah Valley
UTSA
Valparaiso
Vanderbilt
Virginia Tech
William & Mary
Wofford
Wyoming
Yale

 

 

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