Mustangs Honored as GCAA All-Academic Team for Fifth-Straight Year

Mustangs Honored as GCAA All-Academic Team for Fifth-Straight Year

NORMAN, Okla. - For the fifth consecutive year, the Stevenson men's golf team was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as an All-Academic Team for having a team grade point average of 3.00 or higher during the academic year. The Mustangs were one of only 24 schools out of 293 in Division III to be selected.

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.

Under head coach Chris Ramer, The Mustangs boasted a 3.179 team grade point average for the 2013-14 academic year which was the third-highest in the five years that they have been honored by the GCAA. The team boasted a 3.31 in 2009-10 and a 3.284 in 2011-12 while posting a 3.12 in 2010-11 and a 3.034 in 2012-13.

The men's golf team, who has had the highest team GPA among the men's sports at Stevenson for five of the last eight years, was the only team selected from the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). The Mustangs were also one of just four from the Mid-Atlantic Region, joining Carnegie Mellon, Centenary, Stevens and Swarthmore.

Carnegie Mellon earned the honor of academic national champion with the top GPA in Division III.

Individually, senior Ben Lukehart, who was named to the inaugural Middle Atlantic Conference Academic All-Conference Men's Golf Team in June, posted a 3.444 GPA in 2013-14. He graduated in May with a 3.296 grade point average in business administration after being selected to the 2014 Division III PING Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team.

Junior Joshua Walker boasted the highest GPA on the team this year with a 3.784 followed closely by senior Randy Vehsalge who had a 3.744. Junior Al El Kordi-Hubbard, who joined Lukehart on the PING Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team, had a 3.425 GPA in 2013-14.