NORMAN, Okla. – Four SIUE golfers have earned recognition as Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Conor Dore (Chicago), Grant Gavin (Arlington Heights, Illinois), Kyle Slattery (Rockford, Illinois) and Will Starkey (Adelaide, Australia) have each earned the honor. It is the second consecutive recognition for Dore and Slattery.
"I am very proud of Conor, Kyle, Will and Grant," SIUE Head Coach Derrick Brown said. "Over the past two years, we have the most All-America Scholars of any Division I institution in the country."
Kansas State was the only institution with five student-athletes awarded. SIUE is one of three schools (Rio Grande Valley, Kennesaw State) who have four honorees. SIUE has nine All-America Scholars over the past two years.
"Every year we set out with this GCAA award as an end of the year goal for those eligible and the past few years we have done a great job reaching that goal," Brown added. "We have a great academic services staff here at SIUE who does a wonderful job with our athletes and they deserve recognition as well."
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate's Degree and in there last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they 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, 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. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
On the course, SIUE earned two team titles during the 2018-19 season and finished with the second-lowest scoring average (290.3) in the OVC.