INDIANAPOLIS (GoThunderWolves.com – Apr. 28, 2014) — The Colorado State University-Pueblo men's golf team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Championship for the 13th straight year.
The Pack earned the No. 8 seed from the South Central Region and will compete at the South Central/West Super Regional from May 5-7 at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's University will serve as the tournament host and is one of the other nine teams from the South Central Region to be selected.
The 54-hole, 3-day tournament will include 20 teams, 10 from each of the two regions. Eight individuals, not on those 20 teams were also selected. The top six teams and the top two individuals not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships, which will be hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan from May 19-23.
The ThunderWolves, who finished second in last week's Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, are one of five RMAC teams to receive a bid. Western New Mexico, the conference champion, is the No. 1 seed while Colorado Mines received the fourth seed. Colorado Christian and UC-Colorado Springs are seeded ninth and tenth, respectively.
St. Edward's, which won the Heartland Conference title, third-seeded Dallas Baptist and seventh-seeded St. Mary's (Texas) will represent that conference while the Lone Star Conference, which does not have an official conference champion or an automatic berth, will be represented by Cameron (Okla.) and Midwestern State (Texas), seeded sixth and seventh, respectively.
On a national scale, the Super Regional will include six teams ranked amongst the nation's top 25, according to the latest (Apr. 16) Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Collaged Coaches Poll, conducted by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
No. 4 Cal State Monterey Bay, No. 5 Cal State Chico, No. 13 Cal State Stanislaus and No. 23 Sonoma State (Calif.) highlight the West Region's 10 selections. Western New Mexico is ranked eighth while St. Edward's is tied for 17th in the poll.