Men's Golf Named Academic National Champion

Tyler Norris

Aug. 5, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State men’s golf team was one of 65 Division I squads to be named an Academic National Champion, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced this week. The GCAA recognized 104 teams throughout NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA programs that earned a team GPA of 3.0 or better.

The Wildcats accumulated a team GPA of 3.23 for the 2010-11 season, including perfect 4.0 marks by freshmen David Klaudt and Tyler Norris. K-State boasted four Academic All-Big 12 performers in Jason Schulte (first team), Ross Geubelle (first team), Curtis Yonke (first team) and Ben Juffer (second team).

The success in the classroom by the men’s golf squad further showcases the academic success of all K-State student-athletes during the 2010-11 campaign as Kansas State led the Big 12 in graduation rate for a fourth-straight year. This year, the Wildcats had over 200 honorees on the Big 12 Commissioner’s honor roll, which represents nearly half of the student-athlete population.

Additionally, all 16 of K-State’s athletic teams met and exceeded the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate multi-year standard of 925 as the NCAA released its latest Division I APR data from the 2009-10 academic year in May.