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 21, 2020) – JWU's Jens Bendiksen has been recognized for her success on the field and in the classroom by being named to the 2020 Academic All-District I® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA.

This marks Bendiksen's second-straight appearance on the academic all-district team.

Bendiksen, who has as 3.82 in business administration, appeared in nine events for the Wildcats this season, posting a season stroke average of 75.15. The native of Stavanger, Norway, recorded six rounds of under par or par this season, including a career-best 65 during the second round at Doc Glimmer (9/14-9/15/19). During that tournament, Bendiksen registered a season-low 209 (-1) for his best finish of the season (ninth), helping JWU place seventh. He also shot a 2-under (214) at the Wildcat's annual Dave Adamonis Sr Invitational (Trump Doral – 10/28-10/29/19). Bendiksen is a member of the 2019-20 Sun Conference All-Academic Team.

The 2020 Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

Honorees selected first-team Academic All-District® will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced from June 16-19.

The CoSIDA 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 CoSIDA 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 2019-20 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA CoSIDA Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

For more information about CoSIDA's Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit on

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Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major
Tennis Felipe Barbosa Southeastern University Sr. 3.46 International Business / Finance
Golf Jens Bendiksen Johnson & Wales University (Fla.) Jr. 3.82 Business Administration
Tennis Federico Bonacia Georgia Gwinnett College Jr. 3.40 Exercise Wellness Nursing
Volleyball Evan Cashen Siena Heights University So. 4.00 Accounting
Wrestling Dylan Chatterton Southeastern University Sr. 3.90 Finance
Volleyball Henrique Gehrke Lourdes University Jr. 3.73 Human Resource Management
Swimming Lukas Macek Keiser University Sr. 3.91 International Business
Wrestling Ethan Owen Southeastern University Sr. 3.70 Elementary Education
Lacrosse Ben Phillips University of Michigan - Dearborn Sr. 3.83 Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lacrosse Micah Rinke University of Michigan - Dearborn Sr. 3.78 Bioengineering / Mechanical Engineering
Golf Marc Sweeney USCB Sr. 3.68 Business Administration


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About JWU:
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit


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