NORMAN, Okla. (7/29/2015) — Success on the course and off the links has been synonymous with the University of Detroit Mercy men’s golf program as the Titans were once again honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as an All-Academic Team.
A total of 169 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team, a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
Detroit was one of just three teams in the Horizon League to earn the academic accolade along with Oakland and Valparaiso.
For the Titans, it marks the sixth time in the award’s seven-year history that they have been cited for the academic distinction. In 2009 and 2010, Detroit received extra honors with the President’s Special Recognition for having a GPA of 3.5 or better.
The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) was established in 1958 and is located in Norman, OK. 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.
The GCAA annually administers collegiate competitions, including the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship and the Palmer Cup. In addition, the GCAA administers the team that represents the United States in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup. Through its CEO and national office staff, the GCAA is also responsible for coordinating several recognition and educational events each year. The GCAA functions as the primary award granting organization for men’s collegiate golf and has honored thousands of student-athletes and coaches since its inception.