Jens Bendiksen Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District I Men’s At-Large Team

Jens Bendiksen Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District I Men’s At-Large Team

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (May 17, 2019) – Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's golf sophomore Jens Bendiksen has been recognized for his success on the course and in the classroom by being named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District I® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA.

Bendiksen, who has a 3.79 in business administration, has appeared in 12 events for the Wildcats this season, posting a season stroke average of 75.71. The native of Stavanger, Norway, has recorded eight rounds of under par or par this season, including a career-best 67 during the opening round at the Battle at Primm (3/18-3/19). During that tournament, Bendiksen registered a career-low 205 (-5) for his best finish of the season (tied for fifth), helping JWU place fifth. Bendiksen is a member of the 2018-19 Sun Conference All-Academic Team.

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes outstanding student-athletes in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.

The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada.

The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit or the Academic All-America® home page on

2018-19 Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team – NAIA

                                 (NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV)

Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major
Volleyball Matheus Andrade Lourdes University So. 3.83 Business Administration
Tennis Felipe Barbosa Southeastern University Jr. 3.57 International Business Finance
Golf Jens Bendiksen Johnson & Wales University (Fla.) So. 3.79 Business Administration
Lacrosse Devon Callaghan University of Michigan-Dearborn Sr. 3.50 Finance
Tennis Valentino Caratini Georgia Gwinnett College So. 3.32 Business Finance
Wrestling Dylan Chatterton Southeastern University Jr. 3.91 Finance
Golf Cameron Conley Spring Arbor University Sr. 3.74 Business Administration
Volleyball Henrique Gehrke Lourdes University So. 3.68 Human Resource Management
Volleyball Ricardo Gehrke Lourdes University Jr. 3.73 Business Administration
Swimming Lukas Macek Keiser University Sr. 3.92 International Business
Wrestling Ethan Owen Southeastern University Jr. 3.67 Elementary Education (K-6)
Lacrosse Micah Rinke University of Michigan-Dearborn Jr. 3.77 Bioengineering & Mechanical Engineering
Golf Marc Sweeney USCB Jr. 3.68 Business Administration
Tennis Octavio Tamola Middle Georgia State University Sr. 3.50 Business Administration
Tennis Joel Werner Concordia University (Mich.) Sr. 3.96 Biblical Languages