Men's Golf Earns All-Academic Acclaim

Men's Golf Earns All-Academic Acclaim
Barry's men's golf team earned GCAA All-Academic Team honors. Photo by NCAA

TULSA, Okla. – Barry University men’s golf team received All-Academic Team recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America as 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 squad list for the academic year. A team must have a combined GPA of 3.0 or better to qualify.

Barry, which won the NCAA Division II National Championship in May, had a team GPA of 3.050 for the 2012-13 academic year.

Brown (Division I), Post (Division II), Greensboro College (Division III), Embry Riddle - AZ (NAIA), Scottsdale CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions announced the GCAA. 

Brown posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.74. A total of 143 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition - a new high in the five years of the award.

South Mountain CC won its fourth straight Academic National Championships in NJCAA DII.  Post earned the Division II Academic National Championship for the second-straight year while Brown, Greensboro College, Embry Riddle - AZ and Scottsdale CC won for the first time.

DePaul, Harvard, Kennesaw State, Madonna, Ohio Valley, Redlands, Richmond, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Savannah, Stanford, Sterling, Stevens Institute of Technology, Utah Valley State, Valparaiso, William & Mary and Yale also received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better.

“Farmers Insurance is proud to honor and support the GCAA and their 2013 recipients of the 2013 Team Academic Awards,” said Chuck Browning, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Giving for Farmers Insurance. “A key philanthropic pillar of Farmers Insurance is Education, thus this award is a perfect fit for us and gives us a chance to extend our support of golf throughout the year. It is also an extension of our University Day platform at the Farmers Insurance Open, which we continue to see great success on each year.”

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Academic National Champions 

Division I - Brown

Division II - Post

Division III - Greensboro College

NAIA - Embry Riddle - AZ

NJCAA DI - Scottsdale CC

NJCAA DII - South Mountain CC


President’s Special Recognition

(3.5 or better GPA)


Division I




Kennesaw State



Utah Valley State


William & Mary  



Division II

Ohio Valley



Division III

Greensboro College


Stevens Institute of Technology



Embry Riddle - AZ


SCAD Atlanta

SCAD Savannah



All-Academic Teams

(3.0 or better GPA) 


Division II

Armstrong Atlantic State





CSU Monterey Bay

Ferris State


Maryville (St. Louis)

Ohio Dominican

Ohio Valley

Oklahoma Christian


Saginaw Valley State

St. Edward’s



West Florida