The Canisius College golf team was named to the Division I All-Academic Team list today, as the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced its 2012 Team Academic Awards, presented by Farmers Insurance. Canisius was one of 125 schools honored for its work in the classroom, and by posting a team grade point average of 3.5 or better, the Golden Griffins were one of 11 programs to earn the President's Special Recognition accolade.
This marks the fourth-straight season Canisius has been honored by the CGAA, and this is the second-straight year the Blue and Gold joined with Loyola (Md.) as the only programs in the MAAC to be recognized for this honor.
To be eligible for the GCAA's Division I All-Academic Team honor, a program must hold a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the previous academic year. DePaul was named the GCAA's Academic National Champion for the third-straight year with a team GPA of 3.69.
This marks the second major academic award for the golf program this summer, as the team also received an NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program public recognition award in June. The public recognition awards are presented to the best academically-performing teams that rank in the top-10 percent within their sports in the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).
Canisius will start the fall portion of its 2012-13 season Sept. 2-3 when the Griffs take part in the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate Tournament at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y.