Embry-Riddle Prescott Men’s Golf Team Named NAIA Academic National Champion
Prescott, AZ., August 7, 2013
In only its second season, the men’s golf team from the Prescott, Ariz., campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has earned the title of All-Academic Team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) division.
As announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the Embry-Riddle student team won the academic national championship by posting the highest overall team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.733. Out of the 174 other NAIA men’s golf teams, only 15 had a 3.0 GPA or higher and only five had a 3.5 GPA or higher.
“This honor earned by our talented young golf team demonstrates the commitment to academic and athletic excellence that is a hallmark of our entire athletic program,” said Dr. Frank Ayers, Prescott Campus Chancellor. “Special thanks to Coaches Kim and Mike Haddow for recruiting, coaching and nurturing this special group of scholar-athletes.”
Kim Haddow added, “We are very proud of the team, which also won the NAIA California Pacific Conference this year and excelled at the NAIA national tournament. It could not have been possible without the tremendous support of our great faculty and the entire Embry-Riddle family. Coach Mike and I appreciate the dedication, commitment and hard work of our players.”
The Embry-Riddle golfers on the All-Academic Team are John Carosello, Kale Davidson, Dylan Kinney, Ethan Harman, Tyler Harrison, Austin Sverdrup, Tim Van Ness and Bryan Winterling.
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