NORMAN, Okla. -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team has been selected for the 2020 Golf Coaches Association of America Outstanding Team Academic Award.
This marks the third time in the last five years the Beavers have received recognition for academic excellence by the coaches’ association.
Bemidji State, which carried a cumulative 3.13 team grade point average in 2019-20 and an impressive 3.618 GPA during spring semester, was the only program hailing from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and was one of 250 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 11 players, which included three golfers with a cumulative GPA over 3.50 and three student-athletes that achieved perfect a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester.
University of Kentucky, a NCAA Division I institution, posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions carding a 3.89.
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.
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).