Blazer Golf Earns GCAA Team Academic Honor

| August 2, 2016

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VALDOSTA – Fresh off of an individual All-American Scholar honor for departing senior Chris Rogers, the rest of the Valdosta State golf team jumped in on the action last week with a Golf Coaches Association of America Academic Team Award.

Eligibility for the GCAA All-Academic Team honor requires a team GPA of 3.0 or higher, and the Blazers easily fit the bill with a 3.28 collective GPA over the course of the entire 2015-16 season. The squad’s academic performance in the spring semester of 2016 highlighted the year, as the group teamed up to compile a 3.36 GPA with 4.0 efforts from Colton Godwin, Davis Roche, and Olav Zandveld.

“Generally, a strong performance in the classroom corrolates with success on the golf course,” said Valdosta State Head Coach Jared Purvis. “It is an indication of dedication, and it shows that the players have their priorities straight. Realistically, very few college golfers go on to play professionally, so we try and drive home the importance of keeping grades up and getting a degree. If a student-athlete can maintain a relatively high GPA, it makes their resume look even better when it comes time to start applying for jobs. These guys have bought into the importance of academic success.”

VSU kicks off their 2015-16 campaign on Monday, September 12th, for day one of the Kiawah Island Invitational in Kiawah Island, Fla. Stay tuned to www.vstateblazers.com throughout the season for updates, results, and all things Blazer golf.

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