HAWKS NAMED TO THE 2014 GCAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
July 31, 2014
NORMAN, Okla. – Yesterday afternoon (07/30), the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) men’s golf team was named to the 2014 Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Academic Team, presented by Farmers Insurance. The student-athletes recognized included Sedrick Bailey (Baltimore); Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.); Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.); Michael Ferguson (Vorhees, N.J.); Richard Fleming (Upper Marlboro, Md.); Bryan Martin (Baltimore); Kevin Odell (Snow Hill, Md.); Keun Park (Woodstock, Md.); Jon Seward (Fort Washington, Md.); Christopher Toney (La Plata, Md.); and recent 2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.).
“Our student-athletes are self-disciplined and self-motivated,” said UMES Men’s Golf head coach Marshall Cropper. “Their work ethic begins at an early age. They know what needs to be done and I’m here to guide them.”
A total of 141 teams submitted 3.00 grade-point-averages (GPAs) or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition. 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.
Maryland Eastern Shore and Alabama State University (ASU) were the lone Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) representatives to make this year’s GCAA All-Academic Team. Additionally, the Hornets were one of 11 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions to receive President’s Special Recognition status, earning a 3.5 GPA or better as a team.
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