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All-American Team Honors

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XC and Golf Teams Earn NJCAA
All-American Team Honors

June 26, 2012

Two of Darton State College's athletic teams were honored by the NJCAA as All-Academic Teams on Monday, capping off what was a stellar year for the Cavaliers.

2011-2012 Women's Cross Country Team Photo2011-2012 Golf Team Photo

Darton's golf and women's cross country teams earned the academic accolades, having 3.01 and 3.12 grade-point averages, respectively.

"I'm very proud of our team's academic success, which ultimately leads to success on the course and an easy transition to a four-year program following their time at Darton," said Darton head golf coach and GCAA Coach of the Year Bill Jones III. "That being said, I know we can still do better academically and our goal on the academic side next year is to be the All-Academic Golf Team of the Year."

Teams that have the highest overall GPA for their sport are designated as the 2011-12 NJCAA (Sport) Academic Team of the Year. Teams that qualify with an overall team GPA above 3.0 are designated as a 2011-12 NJCAA All-Academic Team.

"These young women proved that they have what it takes to win, and they carry that attitude into the classroom," said Bruce Skiles, Darton's head cross country coach and GCAA Cross Country Coach of the Year. "They are hard-working and determined to succeed, and they should be very proud of their accomplishments."

The women's cross country team, in the fall 2011 season, won its third consecutive GCAA conference title before landing a 13th place finish at its first NJCAA National Half-Marathon Championship appearance.

The Cavalier golfers won their 11th consecutive conference title and finished 5th nationally this spring.

The Darton State College Athletics Department enjoyed more academic honors earlier this month, as the NJCAA awarded five student-athletes for exceptional individual academic achievement.

In consideration of its academic achievements, and having won seven of 10 eligible conference titles during the 2011-2012 academic year, the Darton State College Athletics Department can reflect on an outstanding year thanks to the commitment of its student-athletes, coaches and supportive faculty and staff.

The department’s fall sports and winter sports respectively finished 4th and 3rd nationally, according to the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators poll. Spring sports standing have not been announced.

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