Cobalt Golf named title sponsor of GCAA All-America Scholar Awards
Cobalt Golf, a direct-to-consumer golf brand focused on developing premium laser rangefinders to golfers who demand the best out of their gear, has been named the title sponsor of the GCAA All-America Scholar awards beginning in 2023-24. The awards will use the official name Cobalt Golf All-America Scholar.
"Cobalt is proud to be the title sponsor of the GCAA All-America Scholar Awards, which celebrates a commitment not only to golf, but also to the classroom,” said Cobalt Golf President Jordan Vermillion. “We look forward to recognizing the dedication and exemplary achievement of these student-athletes.”
Over 925 athletes have received GCAA All-America Scholar honors in each of the last four years, including a record 1,084 from over 385 schools in 2022-23. As of December 2, 1,477 plaques have been ordered to honor this recognition.
“We are thrilled to have Cobalt Golf joining the GCAA with their recognition of student-athlete successes in the classroom, said GCAA President Ryan Cabbage. “As the largest award program for our association, this continues our long history of highlighting our student-athletes and we are extremely excited to partner with Cobalt Golf for this tremendous academic recognition.”
To be eligible for GCAA All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior, or senior both academically and athletically in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must participate in 50% of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I, under 78.0 in NCAA Division II, under 79.0 in NCAA Division III, under 78.0 in NAIA, and under 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at their college or university.
“We're grateful to be furthering our partnership with the GCAA as a Corporate Sponsor so that together we can enhance the performance of players, coaches, mentors, and teachers on and off the course," said Vermillion.
About Cobalt Golf
Cobalt is a direct-to-consumer golf brand focused on developing premium laser rangefinders to golfers who demand the best out of their gear. We take pride in producing highly accurate, durable, easy-to-use products, and delivering high-performance optical quality at a better price. For more information, please visit www.cobalt-golf.com.
About Golf Coaches Association of America
Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of men's collegiate golf coaches. The GCAA's mission is to support its member coaches from six divisions, including the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA, by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes its members' and their student-athletes' excellence and achievements in academic, athletic, and civic endeavors.