Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University’s Men’s Golf Team

Under the leadership of head coach Chris Curran, the Utah Valley’s men’s golf team has solidified a culture of academic and athletic excellence. During his tenure, Curran’s emphasis on academics first has taken the team from an 875 APR to four straight years of a perfect 1000 APR. The team has boasted an average GPA of over a 3.4 for three consecutive years. While excelling in the classroom, the golf team also won the Loyola Invitational in 2015 and the Pat Hicks Invitational in 2016.

About the Team

Head coach: Chris Curran (7th season)

Accolades: Team GPA above 3.4 for three consecutive years; 2 DI All-American Scholars (GPA ≥ 3.20); 6 straight seasons of GCAA All-Academic Team Honors (GPA ≥ 3.0)

“This team sets a high standard and represents the very core of what the Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) is about. They are a prime example of how important a head coach is to positively shifting the culture and raising expectations within an athletic program,” said Tiese Roxbury, NCAA assistant director of research, assessment and academic success.4

NCAA awards AASP grants to four schools

The NCAA has awarded Mississippi Valley State, Northwestern State, Utah Valley State and North Carolina Central with multi-year Accelerating Academic Success Program grants to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees.

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