GCAA Recognizes Northwood Golf Team

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Northwood University earns All-Academic Team Honors
Northwood University’s men’s golf team

Northwood University’s men’s golf team

August 9, 2012

CEDAR HILL, Texas - Northwood University’s men’s golf team has been recognized as one of 12 NAIA teams to receive All-Academic honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

The GCAA recently announced All-Academic Team Honors for the 2011-12 school year.

To be eligible for the 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.

"The guys have shown this year that while they are a smart bunch, they also work hard and are able to manage their time appropriately,” commented Head Golf Coach Ben Belfield.  “I would love to see us reach the next level of academics by achieving a team GPA of 3.5.  I look forward to seeing how well we can do next year!"

Honorees for the 2011-12 school year include Forrest Bench, Chris Craft, Adam Gelmon, Drake Genna, Joss Gosling, Travis Kemp, Ian Morehouse, Jeremy Novakowski, Daniel Stoakes, Derek Trofimczuk and JT Zaiger.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.