’Cats capture GCAA All-Academic Team recognition; Boast cumulative team GPA of better than 3.00
Sub-par is perfect on the golf course. It doesn’t cut it in the classroom if you are a member of the Chico State men’s golf team. Head Coach Nick Green’s charges earned the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Academic Team recognition Wednesday for finishing the 2016-17 campaign with a cumulative team grade point average of 3.00 or better.
The team is comprised of seniors Cole Chavez and Henning Hogmoen; juniors Colby Dean, TJ Kathrineberg and Austin Trcka; sophomores Serge Kirluk, Jordan Oliver, and Kelley Sullivan; and freshman Chris Colla. Hogmoen, Kathrineberg, Oliver, and Sullivan earned California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic honors earlier this summer for sporting a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.
“I am really proud of this group for earning this award,” said first-year Head Coach Nick Green, a two-time Academic All-American while playing for the Wildcats from 2003-07. “These guys put a lot of time into their studies. School is a priority. I see it on the road and I encourage it whenever I can because I know how important it is. Our goal is to be one of the best teams in the country while graduating young men who understand the value of learning and working hard in all aspects of life.”
Chico State is one of 40 NCAA Division II teams in the nation to earn the honor, one of only six programs from the West Region, and one of only three from the CCAA.
This marks the second straight season and third in the past four that the Wildcats have garnered GCAA All-Academic Team recognition.