The Golden Gophers do not spend all of their practices at the golf course. In fact, they spend quite a bit of time in a hockey arena. The weight room the golf team uses is located in Mariucci Arena. The team also uses Mariucci's concourse for warm-ups and cardio. The physical improvement the Gophers gain from the strength and conditioning program provides a foundation for what they do on the golf course.
The semester of fall 2011 saw the Minnesota men's golf team record its highest GPA in the last decade. The Golden Gophers will try to build off that success this spring semester, which started a week ago.
"The effort put forth by the entire roster this past fall semester in the classroom led to the highest GPA in the past decade for the men's golf team," head coach John Carlson said. "Being a student-athlete at the University of Minnesota is a privilege for all of my players and I couldn't be more proud of them by the way they are representing Gopher athletics."
Congratulations and keep up the good work, Gophers!