Men's Golf Earns GCAA All-Academic Squad Honors

Chris Deibel, head coach, golf

2012-08-01

NORMAN, Okla. – Ohio Dominican's men's golf team was recently named to the Division II Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Academic list, announced earlier this afternoon. 

The Panthers are just one of 14 Division II teams across the country and join Ferris State as the only Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member to receive such an honor. 

This is the seventh academic team award the men have received under head coach Chris Deibel and the second at the Division II level. ODU was a five-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar Team Award recipient and in 2010 was named the NAIA Men's Golf Academic National Champions. 

"I'm very happy and proud of our team for being named as a GCAA Team Academic Award recipient for their hard work in the classroom," Deibel said. "Their outstanding efforts on and off the course are a great example of the 'Life in the Balance' philosophy of Division II athletics." 

To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the grade point averages (GPAs) for each player on its official squad list for the academic year and must average a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. 

The GCAA was established in 1958 and is located in Norman, Okla. The GCAA is a nonprofit organization and is the professional association of men's collegiate golf coaches. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing the awareness and status of men's golf. There are more than 750 members in the GCAA representing all three National Collegiate Athletic Association divisions as well as the NAIA and the National Junior College Athletic Association. 

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