NORMAN, Okla. (July 23, 2015) – Five ETSU men’s golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars as the Golf Coaches Association of American announced its Division I, II and the NAIA accolades on Wednesday.
Tom Heggarty (Cheshire, England), Chris Hickman (Centreville, Md.), Gudmundur Kristjansson (Reykjavik, Iceland), Adrian Meronk (Wroclaw, England) and Rhys Pugh (Pontypridd, Wales) were the Buccaneers to receive the academic award.
The five golfers were the most by any Division I school to receive All-America Scholar honors, while Whitworth (Division III) also had five of its student-athletes earn the accolade in May.
A total of 206 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 17 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 34 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.