August 1, 2013

Ferris State Men's Golf Among Nation's Top 20 Academic Programs

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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team not only enjoyed a successful season on the links this past year, but also produced in the classroom as evidenced by the squad's recent distinction among the nation's top 20 academic programs on the 2013 Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA) Team Academic Award list presented by Farmers Insurance.

The Bulldogs, under sixth-year head coach Mike Mignano, made their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance in men's golf this past season and were among only 18 schools of more than 300 Division II programs nationwide to claim Team Academic Award laurels.

In order to be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors, a college or university must submit the grade point averages for each player on its official squad list for the academic year.  Teams must obtain a GPA of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition.

Ferris State was one of four schools from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) to place among the nation's top 20 programs academically along with Ohio Dominican, Saginaw Valley State and Tiffin.

On the course, FSU wrapped up action in the 2013 NCAA Central/Midwest Super Regional Championships this past spring by coming away with a 10th-place team finish in Kenosha, Wis. The Bulldogs also earned runner-up honors in the GLIAC Championships last fall, which were held in Elyria, Ohio.  

"Farmers Insurance is proud to honor and support the GCAA and their 2013 recipients of the 2013 Team Academic Awards," said Chuck Browning, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Giving for Farmers Insurance. "A key philanthropic pillar of Farmers Insurance is Education, thus this award is a perfect fit for us and gives us a chance to extend our support of golf throughout the year. It is also an extension of our University Day platform at the Farmers Insurance Open, which we continue to see great success on each year."

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

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