NORMAN, Okla. – The University of South Carolina Aiken golf team recently received the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 athletic year.
The award is presented by the Farmers Insurance Group. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.
A total of 124 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition.
USC Aiken was one of only 14 NCAA Division II teams to garner All-Academic Team accolades. The Pacers were the only team in the Peach Belt Conference to obtain the prestigious team academic award.
USC Aiken as a team in the 2011-12 athletic year finished with a 3.067 team GPA.
The USC Aiken golf team had another strong year in the 2011-12 season.
USC Aiken reached as high as No. 1 nationally during the 2011-12 season. In total, the Pacers finished second or better in five of their 13 tournaments. The Pacers claimed the team title at Lander’s Bearcat Golf Classic.
USC Aiken’s strong campaign led to berths in both the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional and the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship.