The Webster University men’s golf team was presented a Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) 2012 Team Academic Award.
The Gorloks were one of only 27 NCAA III schools to receive the award, sponsored by Farmers Insurance Group. Webster’s team had a 3.15 cumulative grade point average for the 2011-12 academic year.
A team must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 team grade point average for the year to qualify for the award. Only a total of 124 schools qualified from all six major athletic divisions in the U.S. These include four-year schools (the NCAA I, II, and III, and the NAIA) and two-year schools (the NJCAA DI and DII) as well.
The Gorloks were the only team in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to receive the award. Head coach Andrew Belsky noted, “It is quite an accomplishment for the team to have worked hard on the course, winning the SLIAC and finishing 25th in the NCAA Championships, while maintaining excellence in the classroom as well.
“It shows a true dedication and what the NCAA III is all about. That we were one of only 27 Division III schools to qualify makes it that much more of an honor.”
In addition to winning the 2012 SLIAC Championship, team member Kyler Scott (junior, Culver Academy, Ind.) was the SLIAC Player of the Year and Belsky took home his fourth SLIAC Coach of the Year honors.