Wave Football, Golf Teams Earn Academic Honors

The Tulane football and men's golf teams have each earned a Conference USA Sport Academic Award for 2002-03, the league announced. The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest grade point average for that academic year.

The Tulane football and men's golf teams have each earned a Conference USA Sport Academic Award for 2002-03, the league announced. The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest grade point average for that academic year.

Chris Scelfo's Green Wave football team led all 10 C-USA football squads with a combined grade point average of 2.60 for the fall and spring semesters as the Wave's team g.p.a. has risen in each of the last four semesters. Tulane has won the Sport Academic Award for football in five of the eight years it has been given.

Tulane's men's golf team led all Green Wave teams in grade point average in 2002-03 with a combined mark of 3.50, and that figure put Tom Shaw's squad atop all 14 Conference USA teams for the year as well. Tulane has now picked up the Sport Academic Award for men's golf in two of the last three years.

Overall, the Green Wave completed the spring 2003 semester with a combined grade point average of 2.98 for its 280 student-athletes. Six teams had a g.p.a. of 3.0 or better for the semester and 118 student-athletes qualified for the Scholar-Athlete List.

The Tulane football team is coming off an 8-5 season, which included a 36-28 victory in the Hawai'i Bowl over Hawai'i. The team opens the 2003 season Sept. 1 versus TCU in the Superdome at 7 p.m. Tickets for the 2003 season, as well as individual games, are available at 504-861-WAVE or on-line at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.

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