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 AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.
2018-19 Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team – NAIA
NAIA – DISTRICT 1 (AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC)
(NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, PR, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV)
|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|