Gustavus Adolphus College men’s golfer A.J. Olson (Sr., 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 third on the team with a 77.2 scoring average during the 2009-10 season while keeping up to par in the classroom with a 3.67 cumulative grade-point average.
Olson recorded two top-five finishes in eight tournaments for the Gusties this season, posting a low round of 69 at the Bobby Krig Invitational where he finished second overall. Olson’s other high finish came at the MIAC Championships where he tied for third place and helped the Gusties capture a tie for second place.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and have competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participated in 70-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or competed 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 double major in mathematics and economics, is the son of Mark and Diana Olson and a 2006 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School.