CALDWELL GOLF TEAM RECEIVES ACADEMIC HONOR
Courtesy of Matt McLagan, Caldwell SID
CALDWELL, N.J. (September 1, 2009) - The Caldwell College golf
team was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America as an
All-Academic Team, the organization announced today. Caldwell was
one of just seven teams in Division II to be recognized by the
GCAA, which requires a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher to
earn All-Academic Team status.
The Cougars, coached by Mike Andrusin, turned in a team GPA of 3.26 for the 2008-09 academic year, with four of the five players on the roster posting GPAs over 3.0. Last spring's team consisted of Daniel Garcia (Guadalajara, Mexico/German School), Randy Kurzinsky (Barnesville, PA/Dr. Phillips), Brian Luyster (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills), Chris Parker (Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial) and Kyle Weidemann (Kinnelon, NJ/Kinnelon).
"To be one of a small number of schools at our level to receive this award is a great accomplishment," said Mark A. Corino, Caldwell's Executive Director of Athletics. "It makes all of us proud when we hear about the success of our student-athletes in the classroom, and I congratulate the team members for their outstanding achievement."
A total of 82 colleges and universities qualified for All-Academic Team accolades. Division I East Tennessee State recorded the highest team GPA at 3.78. Other Division II institutions honored include Barry, Georgia College, Indiana (PA), Lynn, St. Mary's (TX) and Saginaw Valley State.
This past spring, Caldwell placed fifth at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Tournament. Garcia, who tied for seventh overall at the CACC Tournament, became the first Caldwell golfer to be invited to the NCAA East Region Championship.