August 1, 2012

Elis Earn President's Special Recognition from GCAA

Strong Year On and Off the Course 

NORMAN, Okla. – On Wednesday, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced in Norman, Okla., the winners of All-Academic team honors, and Yale figured among the very top, earning a President's Special Recognition.

Awarded to only eleven collegiate golf teams around the country, the recognition goes to any team whose members have an average cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better. The Elis joined Ivy League rivals Harvard among the honorees. At the very top nationwide was DePaul, which took home the Division I Academic National Championship for the third straight year with an average team GPA of 3.69.

The Bulldogs' strong academic performance has been matched by their performance on the course this past season. They claimed victory at the Princeton Invitational and Macdonald Cup, and notched up several other top-five finishes throughout the year.

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