GCAA National Academic Honor For Spartans

The Golf Coaches Association of America honored SJSU's Mens Golf team for its academic achievements in 2018-19.

The Golf Coaches Association of America honored SJSU’s Mens Golf team for its academic achievements in 2018-19.

The San Jose State University men’s golf team was one of 120 NCAA Division I programs honored for team academic performance for the 2018-19 academic year by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

To qualify for a GCAA team academic award, the student-athletes on the team’s official roster must have a team grade-point average of 3.00 or higher.

“I’m very proud of my men. I’ve been very proud of them all year. They’ve worked hard and realized the value of being the best at everything. This was a big step for several of them to see the connection of being good at everything compared to being good in what you want,” said San Jose State University men’s golf coach John Kennaday.

“Congratulations to our men’s golf team for earning this national academic honor from the Golf Coaches Association of America. The 2018-19 academic year was a wonderful year for San Jose State men’s golf. We had our Western Intercollegiate tournament nationally-televised by Golf Channel and our team qualified for NCAA Regional Championship play.¬† We capped off our year with this team academic achievement and I want to thank Coach Kennaday for an outstanding year,” said¬†Marie Tuite, the Spartans director of athletics.

San Jose State was the only California State University (CSU) system Division I program and one of six Mountain West schools named as a 2018-19 GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award winner.