Bulldogs Earn President’s Recognition Status

The 2011 Yale men's golf team. (photo by DSPics.com)

Adds to String of Post-Season Awards

NORMAN, Okla. – When the Golf Coaches Association of American announced the winners of All-Academic team honors here last Wednesday, the Yale men's golf team was accorded a President's Special Recognition.

The award, which went to only nine golf teams around the country, is presented to any team whose members have an average GPA of 3.50 of better. The Elis trailed the team from DePaul, which took out the Division I Academic National Championship with an average team GPA of 3.66.

A number of other post-season awards have gone the Bulldogs' way in the past few months, testifying to the strength of the team on and off the course this past year. Thomas McCarthy '11, who captained the team through its most successful season in recent memory, was named an All-America Scholar by the GCAA late last month, while head coach Colin Sheehan '97 was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year for his efforts in developing the squad.

Indeed, the Elis' academic performance has been matched with on-course performance of the highest standard: the team took home wins at the Princeton Invitational and Ivy League Championship, and second-place finishes at the Macdonald Cup and George Washington Invitational.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.