Virginia Union University’s golf team believes in posting low scores on the course but high scores in the classroom.
With a 3.73 overall grade point average, The Panthers has been declared Academic National Champion by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
This marks the third straight year the Panthers have scored at least a 3.5 GPA.
“This team exemplifies the term ‘student- athlete,’” said coach E. Lee Coble.
Team members are Alkin Barkley, Hayden Garcia, Joseph Graham, Ahmad Reedus, Zaccheus Spann and Travon Willis.
On the links, VUU finished first this past season in competitions at St. Augustine’s in Raleigh, Elizabeth City, N.C., Virginia State and in the CIAA Northern Division meet in Richmond.