NORMAN, Okla. (July 20, 2017) – The East Tennessee State University men’s golf team earned the Golf Coaches Association of America Team Academic award, which was announced by the committee on Wednesday.
The Bucs – who have received the award each year since its establishment in 2009 – earned President’s Special Recognition for posting a team grade point average over 3.50 this past season. Overall, the men’s golf team generated a 3.551 GPA in 2016-17, while winning the Southern Conference Championship for a third straight year. ETSU was just one of 19 Division I programs to earn President’s Special Recognition.
Six Buccaneers were placed on the SoCon Honor Roll this past year, while five recorded a GPA over 3.50 – including SoCon medalist Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) as he posted a perfect 4.0 mark this past academic year. Kim and Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) both received SoCon Commissioner’s Medal for having a GPA of 3.80 or higher.
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
For more information on Buccaneer men’s golf, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s golf link.