UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - This past fall semester, the University of Richmond Spider men's golf team continued its history of academic excellence by posting the best GPA of any male team at an impressive 3.51.
"I am very proud of the commitment to academics this team has," Richmond head coach Adam Decker remarked. "The team culture has been an important factor in the success in the classroom. The guys push each other to get better in practice and competition as well as continue the tradition of excellence in the classroom that we have established."
Posting impressive team GPA's is nothing new for the Spider men's golf team, as the squad has recorded the highest male sport GPA in seven of the past nine semesters. The team also set an all-time male sport high in the spring of 2011 with its GPA of 3.61. Since the Fall of 2008, the average GPA for the team has been an astounding 3.32 - which exceeds the male average on campus.
"I commend all of the guys for being able to do so well in school as well as work extremely hard on their golf skills in order to compete for the conference championship each spring," Decker said of his team. "They do all of the things they are asked to do without complaint and are unified in their goals to represent the University of Richmond in their sport and as great students. They are truly the epitome of what it means to be a student-athlete."