ANGOLA, IND. -- The Trine University men's golf team earned recognition by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for their combined individual efforts in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year with selection to the All-Academic Team.
Trine was one of 34 schools in NCAA Division III to receive the award by maintaining a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The men's golf team posted an overall team GPA of 3.45 this past year. Trine has received the award a total of six times since 2011 which now includes a streak of five straight years (2014-18).
The Thunder were one of two Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association schools to be named Team All-Academic with Kalamazoo also earning the honor. Kalamazoo also made the list of schools that received the President's Special Recognition which is given to teams with a GPA above 3.5.
Trine finished third in the MIAA standings last season and averaged 303.2 strokes per round in five conference . Individually, current junior Grant McKay garnered second-team All-MIAA honors after finishing seventh overall in the MIAA Championship standings with a 74.2 stroke average in five league events. He also went on to earn All-Great Lakes Region honors by the GCAA.
Trine will open the 2018-19 fall season beginning with the two-day Olivet Invitational on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek, Mich. The first round is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.