Mercer men’s golf earns GCAA Team Academic Award

MACON, Ga. (MERCER ATHLETICS RELEASE) – The Mercer University men’s golf team garnered All-Academic Team honors for the second-straight year from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday, as the organization announced the 141 teams with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) above 3.0.

The Bears received Presidential Special Recognition status, which is given to programs that have eclipsed a 3.5 GPA. Mercer was one of just 11 NCAA Division I teams and among 20 nationally on the prestigious list.

To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, an institution must submit GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.

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Last week, Mercer’s James Beale became the first golfer in program history to repeat as a Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar. To receive the honor, student-athletes must maintain a minimum GPA above 3.2.

The team academic award adds to a decorated 2014 season for the Bears, who also claimed the 2014 Atlantic Sun title and made their NCAA Regional debut.