LUBBOCK, Texas – Fresh off one of the most successful seasons in Texas Tech men's golf history on the course, the Red Raiders earned one of the nation's highest honors for their work in the classroom.
Tech earned All-Academic team status and President's Special Recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) over the weekend.
The Red Raiders were one of just 25 Division I teams to receive President's Special Recognition (a team GPA of 3.5 or higher).
"I am so proud of our guys," Texas Tech head coach Greg Sands said. "Obviously we had a great year on the course, but I will always be just as honored by great work in the classroom and academic accolades. We pride ourselves on being represented by well-rounded, hard-working individuals, and I think this is another example of that.
Tech had five Red Raiders named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team earlier this year, including two (Kyle Hogan and Sandy Scott), who did so with 4.0 GPAs.
The Red Raiders made an incredible run to the match play portion of the NCAA Championship, taking third place in the stroke play portion, before being narrowly defeated in the national quarterfinals by eventual runner-up Alabama, 3-2. Tech will return four of the five players who took part in that historical week for the 2018-19 season.