Golf Program Ranked High By Golf Digest

Aug. 10, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's golf program is ranked among the Top-100 golf programs in the country according to an upcoming poll in the September issue of Golf Digest Magazine. The national golf publication based its rankings on comprehensive criteria that encompasses academics, athletics and school atmosphere. More impressive, the rankings included all NCAA Divisions and put the Greyhounds in the top tier of 1,300 golf teams.

Loyola rankes 97th in the rankings and 67th in the Academics portion of the rankings, ahead of in-state rivals such as Maryland, as well as ahead of the rest of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. In fact, the closest MAAC competitor in the rankings is Siena at No. 208.

The rankings were created to capture the overall quality of a program by examining the entire school and opportunity it affords its student-athletes. Colleges were rated in five categories, weighting the value of Golf Digest's overall formulas to correspond with what student-golfers are looking for in institutions. Those categories are team adjusted score average, player growth, academics, climate, and facilities and coaches. For more information on these categories, click on Golf Digest Methodology.

The country's top three programs are Stanford, Duke and Southern California. Loyola, which won three tournaments in 2006-07, scored 268 "quality points" in the polls and had an overall score of 62.31 - putting the Greyhounds about 10 points out of the Top-25.