NORMAN, Okla. -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team has been selected for a Golf Coaches Association of America Team Award.
This marks the second consecutive season the Beavers have received recognition for academic excellence by the coaches’ association.
Bemidji State, which carried a 3.07 team grade point average in 2016-17, was the only program hailing from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and was one of 187 institutions from all levels of collegiate goal across the country honored with this year’s Team Academic recognition. Coached by Ekren Miller, the BSU roster featured 14 players, which included a pair of golfers with a cumulative GPA over 3.90.
Georgia State, a NCAA Division I institution, posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.85.
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 and carry a team GPA of at least 3.0.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).