July 30, 2014
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Michigan men's golf team earned All-Academic Team recognition for its efforts in the classroom throughout the 2013-14 season, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced today (Wednesday, July 30).
The Wolverines were among 81 Division I programs that earned the honor. To be eligible for the award, which is presented by Farmers Insurance, a team must submit the GPAs for each player on its roster list for the academic year.
Programs with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher, like Michigan, earned All-Academic Team honors. Teams with a collective GPA above 3.5 received President's Special Recognition.
"I'm very proud of the team for earning this distinction from the GCAA," said head coach Chris Whitten, "I know each and every one of our student-athletes takes their academics very seriously and it's nice to see them earn recognition for all their hard work. They are great representatives of the University of Michigan."
The award continues a run of academic recogniton for the Wolverines. Senior Noori Hyun (Seoul, Korea/Centerville HS [Va.]) and juniors Chris O'Neill (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run HS) and Andrew Yeager (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central HS) were among those selected to the Academic All-Big Ten Team for this past spring season, and Yeager was also a 2014 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, reserved for student-athletes with a GPA above 3.7 for the most recent academic year.
U-M was among seven Big Ten schools that earned All-Academic Team honors from the GCAA, joined by Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State.
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