The Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. A total of 1,018 student-athletes were recognized with the award. Four of the honorees, were from Lenoir-Rhyne, making up over 26 percent of honorees from the South Atlantic Conference.
Georg Hartmann, Matthew Kowalski, Matthew Raybold and Dawson Walker represent the Bears on the list. Kowalski and Walker were junior while Hartmann and Raybold were sophomores. The 2020 season marks the first year in which sophomores are eligible for the award.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40% of the team’s competitive rounds.