Golf team garners GCAA Team Academic Award

Golf team garners GCAA Team Academic Award

The Maryville College Scots' golf team earned the prestigious Golf Coaches Association of America 2017 Team Academic Award on Wednesday afternoon, following the 2016-17 season.

Maryville was one of only 36 Division III golf squads to make the coveted list, which is composed of teams with a 3.00 GPA or higher.

"I am proud of the effort that our guys put forth in the classroom," Head Golf Coach Ron Waters said. "Winning this award is a goal of our team every year."

The Scots have achieved that goal with regular success.

This season's recognition marks the fourth-consecutive year that Maryville College has held a team GPA more than 3.00.

Only 187 schools across five divisions mad the Golf Coaches Association of America list, with Maryville College being the only school from within the USA South Athletic Conference to be named.

From the South Region, the Scots were one of only five teams in the list that included Berry College, Emory University, Rhodes College and Washington & Lee University.

Georgia State (Division I), St. Edward's (Division II), Kalamazoo (Division III), Governors State (NAIA), Central Alabama (NJCAA DI) and Mineral Area College (NJCAA DII) were named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions by the GCAA.

Georgia State posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.85.