Gero to help St. Thomas in transition to NCAA Division I

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St. Thomas interim men’s golf coach Sean Barrett has announced the first prospect signing of the Division I era: Jack Gero of Tulsa,  who will join the Tommie team next fall.

“We are very excited for Jack to join our program,” Barrett said. “Throughout the recruitment process it was clear that Jack’s talent, academic goals, and character are a perfect fit for our program. Jack is going to be a difference maker as we move into the Summit League.”

Gero helped his Cascia Hall Catholic Prep High School team to a state-runner-up finish in spring 2019. He had a top-15 state tourney finish with a 77.2 season stroke average as a freshman; a top-10 finish and a 76.1 stroke average as a sophomore; a 72.2 stroke average as a junior and also had a top-16 finish in the Oklahoma State Amateur event as the No. 64 seed.

Gero plans on a Finance major at St. Thomas. He’s the second member of his family to compete in college sports as older sister Paige Gero competed in rowing four seasons for the Oklahoma Sooners (2012-15).

Division I Bound

The Tommies received NCAA approval last July to make an unprecedented direct move of all of its varsity sports from non-scholarship NCAA Division III into Division I.

Starting in fall 2021, St. Thomas, located in Minneapolis-St. Paul, will have 19 sports competing in the Summit League; plus a team in the Pioneer Football League for football; its women’s hockey team in the Women’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA); and its men’s hockey team in the inaugural season of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).

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