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Flames Earn GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award Honors

July 31, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty has wrapped up a successful season both on the course and in the classroom by being named to the 2019-20 GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award list.

Liberty has wrapped up a successful season both on the course and in the classroom by being named to the 2019-20 GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award list.


2019-20 GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award list

Liberty has wrapped up a successful season both on the course and in the classroom by being named to the 2019-20 GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award list.

Liberty was one of 89 NCAA Division I men's golf programs to finish the 2019-20 academic year with a 3.0 or higher team GPA.

This is the second year in a row the Flames have been named to the GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award list and sixth time in program history (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019 and 2020).

The Flames finished the 2019-20 academic year with a 3.43 team GPA, ranking second among male teams in the athletics department. Liberty is maintaining a 3.49 cumulative GPA, which ranks fourth best among all Liberty's 20 NCAA Division I athletics programs.

Earlier this month, the Flames had six players named to the 2020 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team (Zach Barbin, Ervin Chang, Alexandre Fuchs, Connor Polender, Kieran Vincent and Jonathan Yaun).

The half-dozen selections were the most for Liberty in a single season in program history. Prior to this year, Liberty only had one other year where the Flames had multiple selections (2014 – Mathieu Fenasse and Ian McConnell).

Liberty finished the shortened 2019-20 season ranked No. 32 in the final Golfstat rankings and No. 30 in the final Golfweek national rankings.

The Flames posted six top-five finishes in 10 events and were the top ranked ASUN Conference team in the final national rankings for the season.