DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke men's golf team was among 80 Division I teams to receive All-Academic Team honors as presented by the Farmers Insurance and announced by the GCAA Wednesday. The Blue Devils placed four players on the ACC All-Academic Team, including senior Brinson Paolini who also earned Academic All-America and ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.
Brown (Division I), Post (Division II), Greensboro College (Division III), Embry Riddle - AZ (NAIA), Scottsdale CC (NJCAA DI) and South Mountain CC (NJCAA DII) were named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions announced the GCAA.
Brown posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.74. A total of 143 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition - a new high in the five years of the award.
South Mountain CC won its fourth straight Academic National Championships in NJCAA DII. Post earned the Division II Academic National Championship for the second-straight year while Brown, Greensboro College, Embry Riddle - AZ and Scottsdale CC won for the first time.
DePaul, Harvard, Kennesaw State, Madonna, Ohio Valley, Redlands, Richmond, SCAD Atlanta, SCAD Savannah, Stanford, Sterling, Stevens Institute of Technology, Utah Valley State, Valparaiso, William & Mary and Yale also received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better.
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.
“Farmers Insurance is proud to honor and support the GCAA and their 2013 recipients of the 2013 Team Academic Awards,” said Chuck Browning, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Giving for Farmers Insurance. “A key philanthropic pillar of Farmers Insurance is Education, thus this award is a perfect fit for us and gives us a chance to extend our support of golf throughout the year. It is also an extension of our University Day platform at the Farmers Insurance Open, which we continue to see great success on each year.”
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President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA)
Utah Valley State
William & Mary
(3.0 or better GPA)
East Tennessee State
New Mexico State
South Dakota State
Stephen F. Austin
William & Mary