Aug. 1, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -
For the third-consecutive season, the Wyoming Cowboy golf team earned a Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic team award, presented by Farmers Insurance, for having a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The Pokes earned the award with a team GPA of 3.39 for the 2011-12 season.
"I am very proud of our kids for receiving this award," Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen said. "This being our third-consecutive honor shows that we have a history of doing well academically every year. It is also a credit to how hard the kids work. We have a very rigorous travel schedule and it shows they do not lose sight of their academics when we are on the road."
To be eligible for a GCAA All-Academic Award, a team must keep a 3.0 GPA for the entire season and submit the GPAs for each player on its roster for the academic year. The Cowboys team GPA of 3.39, was nearly the 3.5 required for a GCAA President's Special Recognition award. Wyoming was one of 124 Division I teams honored as an All-Academic squad. Also honored from the Mountain West were TCU and New Mexico.
"Our goal as a team now is to achieve the 3.5 GPA required to earn a President's Special Recognition award," Jensen said. "We were very close to the mark this season and I know my student-athletes are capable of achieving a 3.5."