Men’s golf earns program’s first GCAA team academic honor

Men’s golf earns program’s first GCAA team academic honor

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo University men's golf team added an academic honor on Wednesday to its already impressive list of 2013-14 achievements, earning a spot on the Golf Coaches Association of America's list of 2014 All-Academic Teams presented by Farmers Insurance.

This marks the first time Saint Leo men's golf has earned GCAA All-Academic Team honors since the program was initiated in 2009.

Saint Leo is one of only 25 NCAA Division II teams to be recognized as a GCAA All-Academic Team for 2013-14. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a squad must have a team GPA of 3.00 or higher.

The recognition of the Lions' classroom accomplishments caps a remarkable season for Saint Leo men's golf. Saint Leo peaked at No. 20 in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll, and advanced to the NCAA South/Southwest Regional for the first time since 2010.

Individually, Saint Leo freshman Ryan Gendron advanced to the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Mich., and finished tied for 25th after firing a three-day total of 223. The Tampa, Fla., native and Plant High School graduate was tabbed with an honorable mention spot on the PING Division II All-America team, as well as the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation All-Freshman Team.

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