July 28, 2016
By Dan Colleran
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) honored the Notre Dame men’s golf team with a 2016 Team Academic Award, the organization announced on Wednesday, July 27.
To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit grade point averages for each player on its official squad list for the academic year and then the team’s cumulative GPA must be a 3.00 or higher. Notre Dame was one of 112 Division I programs to earn the honor.
Notre Dame has now earned the honor each season since the Academic Team Awards program began in 2009 (eight years).
The Fighting Irish open the 2016-17 season by hosting the one day, 36-hole Kickoff Challenge on Sept. 3 at the Warren Golf Course.
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Dan Colleran, associate athletics communications director at the University of Notre Dame, has been a part of Fighting Irish Media since August 2015 and coordinates all media and publicity efforts surrounding the Notre Dame hockey and men’s golf programs. A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Colleran spent the previous three years working with the men’s hockey and soccer programs at Providence College. Colleran also spent two years as an Assistant Executive Director of Communications & Championships at the Ivy League and is a graduate of Providence College (’06 & ’08G).