2009
Men's golf team wins prestigious academic award

Men's golf team wins prestigious academic award
September 14, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Infomation Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University's men's golf team of 2008-09 has been recognized as an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The award honors golf teams at all levels of collegiate competition that achieve a team grade point average of 3.00 or better. The Eagles' team was one of just 82 colleges nationwide to be recognized from the NJCAA, NAIA, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III ranks. Benedictine was one of 20 NCAA Division III schools to be honored and one of just two schools (Milwaukee School of Engineering) from the Northern Athletics Conference on the list. "We are very proud of our team for reaching this level of success both on the course and in the classroom," said Benedictine head coach Frank Janczak. "With all of the rigors of intercollegiate athletics - the travel, practice and meets - it says a lot about our team's commitment to the Division III philosophy of being student-athletes." For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.