Gustavus Adolphus College men’s golfer A.J. Olson (Jr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) as a Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for his play on the links as well as his work in the classroom. Olson ranked second on the team with a 78.0 scoring average during the 2008-09 season.
Olson recorded two top ten finishes in 11 tournaments for the Gusties this season, posting a low round of 69 at the Augsburg Fall Invitational where he finished tied for 17th overall. Olson’s best finishes came at the Wartburg Invitational where he finished seventh and at the Bobby Krig Invitation where he tied for seventh place.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his teams competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championship, have a stroke average under 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.
Olson, a mathematics major, is the son of Mark and Diana Olson and a 2006 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School.