Norman, Okla. – A trio of Gustavus Adolphus men’s golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday, July 23. Representing the Gusties on the Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Team was Matt Jensen (Sr., Edina, Minn.), Tyler McMorrow (Sr., St. Cloud, Minn.), and Andrew Oakes (Sr., Hermantown, Minn.). This is the second time that McMorrow and Oakes have received the honor, while Jensen earns the distinction for the first time in his career.
“What an honor for Matt, Tyler, and Andrew to receive following their senior seasons,” said Head Coach Scott Moe. “The guys took a great deal of pride in not only their efforts on the course but in the classroom as well. They took being a ‘student-athlete’ very seriously and it’s great to see them rewarded for their hard work.”
A total of 207 players in Division I, 75 in Division II and 11 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 46 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.
Matt Jensen, Tyler McMorrow, and Andrew Oakes all capped off their collegiate golf careers this spring and later earned degrees in their respective field. Jensen earned an accounting degree and recorded a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, McMorrow earned a degree in financial economics with a 3.51 GPA, and Oakes also earned a financial economics degree after recording a 3.84 GPA.
The above Gusties were joined by one other member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on this season’s Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Team, as Saint John’s Drew Lynch was also bestowed the honor. This is the second year in a row that Gustavus has had three individuals obtain GCAA All-America Scholar status.
Follow the link below for the complete list of 2013-14 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.