Aug. 1, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. - For the third time, the University of Kentucky men's golf team has been named an All-Academic team by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the organization announced Thursday morning.
A total of 143 teams submitted grade-point averages of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition, which is a new high in the five years of the award. The Wildcats bring home the honor for the third time after being recognized in 2009 and 2010.
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. UK is one of five Southeastern Conference schools to receive the award, joining Auburn, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Earlier this year, Kentucky placed six student-athletes on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, including Matthew Anderson, Joseph Barr, Will Bishop, Cody Martin, Todd McDaniel and Ben Stow. Hager Collins and Harrison Greenberry were also named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.