NORMAN, Okla. – Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars were announced Wednesday, July 20th by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and Saint Leo University men's golf saw three members of the 2016 NCAA National Championship team get recognized. Liam Ainsworth, Ryan Gendron and Joey Savoie were among the 91 Division II selections, where 14 were from the Sunshine State Conference.
The trio helped the Lions capture the 2016 NCAA national championship in May in Denver, Colorado, defeating Chico State 3-2 in medal/match play. Ainsworth, Gendron and Savoie were teamed up with Hugo Bernard and Griffin Clark to capture the school's first ever team national title. Ainsworth finished as a Division II PING Second Team All-American while Savoie was a third team selection.
All three golfers were named to the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll this year, where Gendron had the highest spring grade point average (GPA) with a 3.87 followed by Savoie at 3.60 and Ainsworth at 3.56.
Over the season, Ainsworth and Gendron led the team in rounds played with 39, while Savoie was second on the team with 33 rounds under his belt. Savoie tallied a 71.21 stroke average on the year, ending ranked 20th individually in the nation by GolfStat. Ainsworth had a 72.51 average, where Gendron recorded a 73.54.
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 78.0 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.
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