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Bethune-Cookman Golf Program Honored by NCAA

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA honored the Bethune-Cookman University Golf program this week, with the Wildcats receiving the NCAA Public Recognition Award. The announcement came from B-CU Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson, as well as Sandra Booker (Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator) on Wednesday afternoon.

Under the direction of Loritz Clark, affectionately known throughout the golf community as “Scooter”, Bethune-Cookman men’s and women’s golf earned the NCAA award given annually to teams that had an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports in 2012-13.

During the 2013-14 campaign, the Wildcats men’s and women’s golf teams captured several “firsts”, including winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s inaugural men’s golf championship. That allowed the Cats to compete as a team in the school’s first ever NCAA Regional.

The women’s squad captured the third consecutive PGA National Minority title, while the men gained their second straight championship, the second consecutive sweep for the Wildcats at the annual even held in Port St. Lucie.

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