RICHMOND, Ind. -- For the third consecutive year, the Earlham College men's golf program has earned the Outstanding Team Academic Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
The Quakers were one of 30 NCAA Division III institutions to be named to this award list. They were also one of only two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) teams to be recognized for this award, joining Mount St. Joseph University.
Earlham men's golf posted a 3.27 team GPA during the 2018-19 academic year.
"One of our top priorities for both of our programs is to maintain the highest level of dedication possible to our academics. See their hard work and effort in the classroom be recognizes is something that I take great pride in as their coach" says Head Coach Matt Gehring.
In addition to this team award, junior Graham Sherard was named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf 2018-19 All-America Scholar list.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA. In addition, they participate in 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
"Graham has been a leader for our program ever since he first stepped onto campus. For him to be recognized for his work on the course and in the classroom, is a testament to his character and work ethic" also says Gehring.
Sherard averaged 77.17 strokes over 14.5 rounds in 2018-19, firing his low round of 74 on three occasions. He finished among the top five at two events during the season – the Anderson Fall Invitational, and the Earlham Spring Invitational.
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