NORMAN, Okla. -- The Bemidji State University men’s golf team has been selected for the 2021 Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team Award.
This marks the fourth time in the last six years the Beavers have received recognition for academic excellence by the coaches’ association.
Bemidji State, which carried a cumulative 3.15 team grade point average through the end of the spring 2021 semester and had six student-athletes named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team, was one of two programs hailing from the NSIC and 209 men’s golf teams at all levels of collegiate golf across the country recognized for outstanding academic achievement.
Coached by Ekren Miller, the BSU men’s golf roster featured 13 players, which included five golfers that carried a cumulative GPA over 3.50 and two student-athletes that achieved perfect a 4.0 GPA for the 2021 spring semester.
Lander University, a NCAA Division II institution in South Carolina, posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions of collegiate men’s golf 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 Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Western Collegiate Hockey Association, respectively, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.